Category Archives: Asteroid belt

Daring new mission to the asteroid belt will study Venus and seven unknown worlds

The United Arab Emirates will fly over Venus en route to the asteroid belt. ESA / MPS / DLR / IDA, M. Pérez-Ayúcar & C. Wilson On the heels of the Hope Mars mission, the United Arab Emirates have announced that they will begin building another interplanetary probe to be launched in 2028, with the […]

United Arab Emirates spacecraft to explore asteroid belt beyond Mars

(MENAFN- Jordan Times) DUBAI – The United Arab Emirates will launch a spacecraft to explore a major asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, officials said on Tuesday, after a United Arab Emirates probe reached the Red Planet in beginning of this year. The five-year journey from 2028 will traverse 3.6 billion kilometers, as the unmanned […]

Daring mission to Venus and the asteroid belt announced by the United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates will fly over Venus en route to the asteroid belt. ESA / MPS / DLR / IDA, M. Pérez-Ayúcar & C. Wilson On the heels of the Hope Mars mission, the United Arab Emirates have announced that they will begin building another interplanetary probe to be launched in 2028, with the […]

United Arab Emirates and LASP Announce New Asteroid Belt Exploration Mission | CU Boulder today

Artist’s representation of an asteroid belt. (Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech) The United Arab Emirates Space Agency (UAE) is embarking on a new space mission in collaboration with CU Boulder’s Atmospheric and Space Physics Laboratory (LASP). The mission will build on the success of the UAE’s ongoing Emirates Mars mission to visit a much more ambitious […]

Astronomers find comet hidden in Solar System’s main asteroid belt

Using data from NASA’s Asteroid Terrestrial-Impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) survey, astronomers have detected a comet in the main asteroid belt, an unusual location for comets. Named asteroid (248370) 2005 QN137, the body of the solar system was earlier identified as the eighth asteroid in the main belt and discovered in 2005. But on July […]

Astronomers spot comet in solar system’s main asteroid belt

(248370) 2005 QN137 is the eighth asteroid in the main belt, out of more than half a million asteroids in the main belt, confirmed not only to be active, but to have been active on more than one occasion. These images show the 2005 Main Belt Comet (248370) QN137. Image credit: Hsieh et al., arXiv: […]

UAE aims to launch probe into asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter in 2028 – TechCrunch

The United Arab Emirates Space Agency (UAE) will send a probe into the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, with the goal of eventually landing on an asteroid in the early 2030s, in a mission that is sure to be a blow. major thumb for the country. private sector space companies. The mission will launch […]

Giant space rock in the asteroid belt presents an unsolvable puzzle: Vesta craters could shed light on the origin of Earth

Asteroid Vesta has been identified as one of the largest asteroids in the cosmic wall floating between Jupiter and Mars, known as the asteroid belt. The discovery of the massive asteroid poses puzzling new questions for experts in astronomy, and these questions may not be answered sooner than expected. Characteristics of the disconcerting surface of […]

Meet the 2 reddest asteroids in the asteroid belt

Artist’s concept of transneptunian objects in the outer solar system. They are generally much redder than the asteroids in the main asteroid belt because they have more complex organic materials covering their surface. Could the 2 reddest asteroids in the main asteroid belt – named 203 Pompeja and 269 Justitia – come from beyond Neptune’s […]

The dinosaur-killer asteroid likely came from the outer asteroid belt

Where did the dinosaur killer asteroid come from? It is a question of great scientific interest and fascinating to the public. We know that 66 million years ago, a 10-kilometer-sized asteroid crashed into Earth just off what is now the Yucatan Peninsula in the Gulf of Mexico, carving out the Chicxulub crater. 180 kilometers wide […]