Main Asteroid Belt

That’s So Metal. NASA’s Psyche Mission is Now Under Construction

In August of 2022, NASA will send a robotic spacecraft to the Main Asteroid Belt to explore a truly unique…

10 months 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…

1 year ago

How Do We Colonize Ceres?

How might humanity go about establishing a colony on Ceres, the largest object in the Main Asteroid Belt?

1 year 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…

2 years 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…

2 years ago

Steam-Powered Spacecraft Could Explore the Asteroid Belt Forever, Refueling Itself in Space

A partnership between Honeybee Robotics and the University of Central Florida has produced the first steam-powered spacecraft for asteroid mining.

2 years 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…

3 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…

3 years ago

Mission to Metal World Takes a Big Step Forward with Thruster Test

Engineers at NASA's Glenn Research Center have just conducted a crucial test of the thruster that will take the Psyche…

4 years ago

New Study Says Primordial Asteroid Belt was Empty

A new study by a team from the University of Bordeaux has turned the Asteroid Belt's origins on its head,…

4 years ago