Science Education Home Home Teachers Students Games Videos VA SOL Programs



Pallas is an asteroid located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Discovered on March 28, 1802 by Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers, Pallas was the second asteroid ever discovered. With a diameter of 583 kilometers (362 miles), Pallas is the second largest asteroid.

Also, in Greek mythology, Pallas is the husband of Styx.

Citation and linking information

For questions about this page, please contact Steve Gagnon.