The 7 Strangest Asteroids in the Solar System

NASA's Dawn spacecraft is currently orbiting the giant asteroid Vesta

Most asteroids, including Vesta, reside in the doughnut-like ring of the main asteroid

This will be our best look yet at an asteroid, and what the probe digs up could help scientists answer several

Other asteroids whirl in tight circles closer to the sun than the Earth,

 Not all asteroids are so happy to stay put, though: Some asteroids' orbits take them on planet-crossing

here are seven of the solar system's strangest asteroids. (Note that space rocks out beyond the orbit of Jupiter,

The object is so hefty that it's the only asteroid that has the gravitational strength

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