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, ...
Below, we have 10 facts about asteroids that will make you reconsider that
biased first impression. Asteroids are leftovers of the early Solar System. The
Several hundred thousand asteroids have been discovered and given
provisional designations so far. Thousands more are discovered each year.
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 ...
Jul 20, 2014 ... One of the most interesting asteroid facts is that it can led to extinction level
impact where every life form on earth will end.
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.
On the first evening of 1801, Palermo Observatory director Giuseppe Piazzi
noticed an extra star through his telescope among the others in Taurus that didn't