Graphics showing all of the asteroids and comets visited by spacecraft.
Last updated: 16 December 2022
Not to scale, but sized and distributed to give an idea of increasing size and distance.
For a comparative view of the 22 largest objects in the asteroid belt, click here.
For a discussion about the difference between asteroids and comets, read Asteroid vs Comet.
For a discussion about the different asteroid spectral types, read History of Asteroid Classification.
These graphics are for non-commercial use.
Trans-Neptunian Object 486958 Arrokoth is not included, but as at 1 January 2019 it became the farthest object in the Solar System to be visited by a spacecraft, at 44.58 AU.
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