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Asteroid belt

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The asteroid belt is the circumstellar disc in the Solar System located roughly between the ... Nonetheless, collisions between large asteroids do occur, and these can form an asteroid ... 3.1 Compo...

Why do asteroids and comets differ in composition? | Reference.com

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Asteroids and comets differ in composition due to where they were formed. Most asteroids are the rocky remnants of failed planets created in the inner solar ...

Comets, Asteroids, Meteorites and Impacts

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Some of the orbits aren't even elliptical - the comets just do one passage in toward the solar ... The color differences of the two tails are obvious. ..... Gaspra is an s-type asteroid; Ida's composition is likely an s-type, Mathilde is a c-type asteroid ...

Asteroids, meteoroids, meteors, meteorites, comets

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Aug 8, 2016 ... What is the difference between asteroids, meteoroids, meteorites, ... 'Apollo asteroids', 'Amors' approach the Earth but do not cross Earth's orbit.

asteroids

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Detail the composition and structure of a typical comet, and explain the formation and ... Asteroids differ from planets both by their orbits and by their size. ... Those that do, of course, are of great interest to us, as their orbits may intersect that of ...

Are Kuiper Belt Objects asteroids? Are large Kuiper Belt Objects ...

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Also, "typical" asteroids are mostly composed of rock, while "typical" comets are a ... to have an icy composition and a highly elliptical orbit to be considered a comet, ... Classifications are useful because they highlight similarities and differences .... Most of us are graduate students at Cornell, and all of us ...

HubbleSite - Reference Desk - FAQs - Hubble Space Telescope

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The planets, asteroids and comets in the solar system are loose objects left over ... Are there differences among the planets in our solar system? ... They are small in size and similar to Earth in composition. ... How close do Earth and Mars get?

Comets, Meteors, & Asteroids - Curious About Astronomy? Ask an ...

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Jan 16, 2015 ... Comets are objects composed mostly of ice and dust that grow tails when they approach the sun. .... How do asteroids, meteors and comets disappear? ( Beginner) · Why are the compositions of comets and asteroids different?

96.06.03: Asteroids, Comets, and Meterorites: Their Intimate ...

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Asteroids, Comets, and Meterorites: Their Intimate Relation with Life on Earth ..... They differ considerably from the Sun in composition. .... Comets have much greater orbital speeds than do asteroids, and they too produce cataclysmic collisions ...

What are Asteroids and Comets? - Near-Earth Object Program - Nasa

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What Are The Differences Between An Asteroid, Comet, Meteoroid, Meteor and Meteorite? .... for some of the well-studied meteorites, a detailed knowledge of the meteorite's composition and structure ... They will continue to do so in the future.

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What is the Difference Between Asteroids and Comets? - Universe ...

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Asteroids and comets have a few things in common. ... But there are a few notable differences between these two objects, as well. ... We do know that gravitational perturbations periodically jar both asteroids and comets from their usual ...

The Blurring Distinction between Asteroids and Comets | Answers in ...

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Apr 29, 2015 ... The observed differences between asteroids and comets are attributed ... Hence, minor planets do not vary in apparent brightness nearly as much as comets do. ... That is, while the inferred composition of Chiron more closely ...

Asteroids: Structure and composition of asteroids / Space Science ...

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We find that asteroids are fascinating objects, varying in composition and shape. Nearly all asteroids ... Aside from composition, there are other important differences in the internal structure of the asteroids. Most are solid ... ESA's comet chaser.