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"Bureaucracies hide their mistakes, because people's careers are tied to those mistakes. Therefore, bureaucracies are a perfect mechanism for perpetuating mistakes."
- Frank Herbert

Hollow Asteroid  
  An asteroid that has been hollowed out for use as a space habitat.  

As far as I know, the first instance of the phrase "hollow asteroid".

They were puffy, boneless creatures, all muscles and powerful tendons that were designed to make mighty leaps to escape the gravity of a small asteroid. None were ever found on the larger bodies of the belt; they were space-going nomads who moved constantly from one planetoid to another.

The sun and the comets were their gods, and to an emperor in a remote hollow asteroid they paid vague allegiance.

Technovelgy from Juke Box Asteroid, by Joseph Farrell.
Published by Thrilling Wonder Stories in 1944
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Compare to the hollow asteroid habitat from Electronic Siege (1932) by John Campbell, which is probably the first use of the idea (lots of additional information in that article).

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