Latest S-type asteroids Stories
Researchers at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville have made a novel discovery that may potentially protect the world from future collisions with asteroids.
Radar imaging at NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in the California desert on Dec 11 and 12, 2010, revealed defining characteristics of recently discovered asteroid 2010 JL33.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct.
Asteroids with moons, which scientists call binary asteroids, are common in the solar system. A longstanding question has been how the majority of such moons are formed.
Dactyl Asteroid -- Dactyl, discovered in 1993, is a tiny asteroid (diameter 1.4 km) that orbits asteroid 243 Ida. The origins of Dactyl are unclear. The two main theories are that it and Ida formed at the same time, and that it was knocked loose by a later impact. Both have problems. Dactyl, found by the Galileo probe was the first asteroid moon discovered. ----- NASA Click here to learn more on this topic from eLibrary:
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