Aside from the rings of Saturn (which could be an abundant source of rocks and ice), humans could also mine the iron on the asteroid belt
. The asteroid belt
's iron content is so abundant that even if only one-eighth is mined, it is still a million times more than what is found on Earth.
The Dawn spacecraft had a very specific mission in mind to complete, and it was to study the largest objects in the asteroid belt
- protoplanet Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres.
Dawn, a NASA spacecraft that launched 11 years ago and studied two of the largest objects in the asteroid belt
, has ended its mission after running out of fuel, officials said Thursday.
IANS | Washington NASA's Dawn spacecraft has gone silent, ending an 11-year-old historic mission to explore the two largest bodies in the main asteroid belt
, Vesta and Ceres, the US space agency said.
THE DWARF PLANET Ceres is the largest worldlet inhabiting our solar system's Main Asteroid Belt
, where a myriad of small, rocky, icy, and metallic objects jitterbug around the sun between the orbits of two major planets: Mars and Jupiter.
Along with its 'driver' Starman, the cherry red car will be speeding toward Mars and then beyond into the asteroid belt
-- The world's first space sports car is cruising toward the asteroid belt
, well beyond Mars.
Los Angeles, CA, January 18, 2018 --(PR.com)-- The PLATO Society of Los Angeles: COLLOQUIUM To Boldly Go: NASA's Dawn Mission to the Asteroid Belt
While previous studies have suggested that these rocks might come from the asteroid belt
, a study published in the July 17th Nature Astronomy points to an alternative source: Mars itself.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of object in the asteroid belt
between Mars and Jupiter: two asteroids orbiting each other and exhibiting comet-like features, including a bright coma and a long tail.
It is similar to the asteroid belt
but far larger - 20 times wider and 20 to 200 times bigger.
The majority of asteroids are found in the main asteroid belt
, orbiting around 200-300 million miles distant from the Sun.