Some are the size of Pluto but most are the kind of rocks best seen in a garden or being cared for as a pet.
Scientists claim the asteroids are the 'bits' of the Solar System that were too lazy to get themselves together to create a proper planet. Some suggest that the asteroids were once part of a bigger planet called Atari that exploded by the nearby Playstation planet.
Today the asteroids have still shown no signs of recovering from this disaster. They remain stubbornly small and surly. These are the best known asteroids:
- Ceres (wheat intolerant)
- Pallas (pain in the head)
- Hygiea Q.A. (laminated plastic furniture)
- Vesta (curry)
In addition, there are the 'Oilies' (The 'Greeks') and the 'Condoms' (called The Trojans) who act like mobs and congregate either side of Jupiter as that is the Ugly Red Spot bully of the Solar system (bar of course The Sun (owner:Rupert Murdoch).
Collective all are known as 'The Asteroid Belt', a black leather studded belt for those looking to add spice into their bedroom. Weals in motion!
Internet billionaires believe the asteroids are worth squillions and have asked NASA if they can buy them for their mineral rights. They hope this will eventually allow individuals or corporations to claim Jupiter for private enterprise.
The first asteroids were given names out of Greek and Roman mythology. Now other cultures have been allowed to name bits of rock after their favourite deities. Business people now insist that asteroids receive names that the importance of private enterprise so that when people look up into the skies, they will think of financial deregulation instead of commercially pointless space exploration.
Not to be confused with Haemorrhoids