Asteroids are minor planets, especially those of the inner Solar System. The
larger ones have also been called planetoids. These terms have historically been
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 ...
Asteroids are small Solar System bodies that orbit the Sun. Made of rock and
metal, they can also contain organic compounds (some scientists suggest that ...
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, ...
Asteroids: Basic Facts: Black and white image of asteroid. This image, taken by
NASA's Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission in 2000, shows a close-up ...
Several hundred thousand asteroids have been discovered and given
provisional designations so far. Thousands more are discovered each year.
Get information, facts, photos, news, videos, and more about the asteroids and
comets in our solar system from National Geographic.
Dec 23, 2015 ... Below, we have 10 facts about asteroids that will make you reconsider that
biased first impression. Asteroids are leftovers of the early Solar ...
Feb 15, 2013 ... Find out what makes these space-faring rocks so interesting.
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 ...