asteroid belt

What Is The Difference Between Asteroids and Meteorites?

Asteroids, meteors, and meteorites ... It might be fair to say these rocks from space inspire both wonder and fear…

6 years ago

How Dense is the Asteroid Belt?

We've seen way too many science fiction episodes that show asteroid belts as dense fields of tumbling boulders. How dense…

6 years ago

Amazingly Detailed New Maps of Asteroid Vesta

Vesta is one of the largest asteroids in the Solar System. Comprising 9% of the mass in the Asteroid Belt,…

7 years ago

Why Isn’t the Asteroid Belt a Planet?

It seems like there's a strange gap in between Mars and Jupiter filled with rocky rubble. Why didn't the asteroid…

7 years ago

Why the Asteroid Belt Doesn’t Threaten Spacecraft

When you think of the asteroid belt, you probably imagine a region of rock and dust, with asteroids as far…

7 years ago

Earth’s Water Story Gets A Plot Twist From Space Rock Search

We at Universe Today have snow on our minds these days with all this Polar Vortex talk. From out the…

7 years ago

Comets Could Arise Closer To Earth, Study Suggests

There's a potential "cometary graveyard" of inactive comets in our solar system wandering between Mars and Jupiter, a new Colombian…

8 years ago

Space Spectacular — Rotation Movies of Vesta

http://youtu.be/FU65KCwxA6A Take us into orbit Mr. Sulu! The Dawn science team has released two spectacular rotation movies of the entire…

10 years ago

First Image Captured by NASAs Jupiter bound Juno; Earth – Moon Portrait

[/caption] NASA’s solar powered Jupiter bound Juno orbiter has captured her first image - a beautiful portrait of the Earth…

10 years ago

Dawn Spirals Down Closer to Vesta’s South Pole Impact Basin

[/caption] NASA's Dawn Asteroid Orbiter is now spiraling down ever closer to the protoplanet Vesta - since arriving on July…

10 years ago