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,…

6 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…

7 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…

9 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…

9 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…

9 years ago