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Scientists image 42 of the biggest asteroids in our solar system

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Daphne looks like a teardrop. Ausonia resembles a squished jelly bean. Kleopatra is shaped like a dog bone. Those are just three of 42 asteroids imaged by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope located in Chile. The asteroids represent some of the largest in our solar system, and the images are helping astronomers learn about the origins of these fascinating space rocks.

"The detailed images of these 42 objects are a leap forward in exploring asteroids, made possible thanks to ground-based telescopes, and contribute to answering the ultimate question of life, the Universe, and everything," ESO said in a statement on Tuesday, making a reference to writer Douglas Adams on the 42nd anniversary of the publication of the sci-fi classic The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.



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Ive got an asteroid named after me!!!! :sk

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