Asteroid Belts D.6.29

28 Jun

What is the asteroid belt? And why are there meteorites?

Asteroids and comets might seem negligible in the big scheme of things because they’re relatively small compared to worlds that we’ve been examining like Mercury and the Moon, they’re a lot smaller.

But there is strength in numbers. And the trillions and trillions of comets and asteroids make them far more important than their small size and mass might initially indicate.  And for example, few objects in astronomy have the opportunity to impact our daily lives more than a comet and an asteroid does.

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