artificial asteroid

artificial asteroid

[¦ärd·ə¦fish·əl ′as·tə‚rȯid]
(aerospace engineering)
An object made by humans and placed in orbit about the sun.
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Only one building stands on the flat surface of this artificial asteroid.
For a long time, Pang stood in the Cafe's shadows on that decaying artificial asteroid, peering in the plate glass door at the yellow-lit chrome, red leatherette, and white plastic interior of the Galactic Cafe.
With royalties from a water claim, she bought a bankrupt cafe and refueling station on a tiny artificial asteroid orbiting in the mining belt between Mars and Jupiter.