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Pallas, the largest B-type asteroid.

B-type asteroids are a relatively uncommon type of carbonaceous asteroid, falling into the wider C-group. In the asteroid population, B-class objects are abundant in the outer asteroid belt, and also dominate the high-inclination Pallas family which includes the second-largest asteroid 2 Pallas. They are thought to be primitive, volatile-rich remnants from the early Solar System. There are 65 known B-type asteroids in the SMASS classification,<ref name="SBDB"/> and 9 in the Tholen classification as of March 2015.


B-type asteroid sections
Intro  Characteristics  Well Studied B-type Asteroids   References   See also  

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