Asteroid Belt

Bennu is Constantly Getting Sandblasted by Tiny Meteoroids

As soon as the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived at asteroid Bennu in December 2018, there was a big surprise. Scientists expected…

2 weeks ago

New Images of the “Golf Ball” Asteroid Pallas

New images of the asteroid Pallas (the clearest and most detailed to date) reveal that it looks like a "golf…

7 months ago

Asteroid Hygiea is Round Enough That it Could Qualify as a Dwarf Planet, the Smallest in the Solar System

Using the Very Large Telescope, an international team of astronomers observed Hygeia and determined it could be the smallest dwarf…

11 months ago

Who Wants to be a Trillionaire? Mission to Psyche Could Uncover Tons of Precious Metals!

NASA's Psyche mission is sure to find some interesting things when it explores a metal asteroid, like quadrillions of dollars…

1 year ago

Most of the Solar System Should be a Protected Wilderness. One-Eighth Left for Mining and Resource Exploitation

A new study by an astrophysicist and a professor of ethics takes a look at the future of humanity in…

1 year ago

Ceres Rolled Over at Some Point in the Past

According to a new study from the Planetary Science Institute, Ceres poles reoriented sometime in the past, which bolsters the…

2 years ago

Ceres Has Even More Organic Molecules on it Than Previously Thought

According to a new study from Brown University, it appears Ceres has more organic molecules on its surface than previously…

2 years ago