Describes characteristics of asteroids.
Observations by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, show there are significantly fewer near-Earth asteroids in the mid-size range than previously thought.
Thousands of objects, including comets and asteroids, are zooming around our solar system; some could be on a collision course with Earth. This video explores how these Near Earth Objects are being tracked and what scientists are saying should be done to prevent a deadly impact.
Students investigate the impact of asteroids in this hands-on lesson. The lesson includes an answer key.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Asteroids.
There are three categories of actions that humans could take to keep an asteroid from hitting Earth. None is very practical.
Explains how NASA plans to capture an asteroid and put it into orbit around the moon for study.
Students will explore the potential frequency and danger of asteroids hitting the Earth as well as other planets in the solar system.
This study guide summarizes the key points of Exoplanets, Asteroids, Comets, Meteors, and Dwarf Planets. You can download and customize it to suit your needs and study habits.
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Asteroids.