What is an Asteroid? Asteroids are small, rocky solar system bodies that populate
interplanetary space out to the orbit of Jupiter. There are millions of them, and ...
Asteroid Facts. What is an asteroid? An asteroid is a small body orbiting the Sun
that is composed primarily of rock or metal.
Nov 21, 2014 ... Asteroids are small, airless rocky worlds that revolve around the sun and are too
small to be called planets. They are also called space rocks, ...
Asteroid Facts for Kids. Asteroid is a term used to describe rocks found in outer
space. There are millions of them throughout our solar system and the vary in ...
May 25, 2014 ... 1.) If all of the asteroids were combined into a ball, they would still be much
smaller than Earth's moon. If the sun was as tall as a typical front ...
Several hundred thousand asteroids have been discovered and given
provisional designations so far. Thousands more are discovered each year.
Feb 15, 2013 ... Find out what makes these space-faring rocks so interesting.
Get information, facts, photos, news, videos, and more about the asteroids and
comets in our solar system from National Geographic.
Most of us are familiar with the Asteroid Belt as a grouping of very large rocks that
orbit the Sun. There's so much more left to know, so let's launch this.
Ida was the second asteroid to be observed close-up by a spacecraft, when the
Space Probe Galileo took pictures as it flew by on Aug 28, 1993. These pictures ...