Category Archives: Asteroid belt

Humans could move to ‘floating asteroid belt colony’ home to millions within 15 YEARS

HUMANS could live on giant orbs floating in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter for the next 15 years. This is the crazy claim of top scientist Pekka Janhunen, who says that millions of people could inhabit a mega-city in space by 2026. 4 NASA illustration of a floating megalopolis orbiting an alien worldCredit: […]

We’re never gonna mine the asteroid belt

What would science fiction be without space exploration? From Ellen Ripley in “Alien” and Dave Lister in “Red Dwarf”, to Sam Bell in “Moon” and “The Expanse’s” Naomi Nagata, the harshest ending of interstellar drama would be private if it weren’t for had the engineers and their mineral processing operations. It is such an alluring […]

Why we’ll never mine the asteroid belt

Representative image | Pixabay Text size: A- A + Where would be science fiction without space mining? Of Ellen Ripley in Extraterrestrial and Dave Lister in Red dwarf, to Sam Bell in Moon and The extent‘s Naomi Nagata, the harsher end of the interstellar drama would be private if it weren’t for engineers in general […]

Deep space meteorite entering asteroid belt could be responsible for life on Earth

New research using magnetism has provided important data that will help scientists understand the early origins of the solar system. The data will also help them understand why some planets such as Earth became habitable and were able to maintain conditions suitable for life, while others, like Mars, did not. A report published on the […]

Visit Space Rocks to Find Clues About The Asteroid Belt Formation – Now. Powered by Northrop Grumman

Did you spend Asteroid Day this year (June 30) wondering about the formation of the asteroid belt? Or watch “Armageddon”, wondering how realistic the scenes of space rocks bouncing off the surface of an asteroid were? Even if you haven’t, asteroids are hard to avoid today. On June 27, Japan’s JAXA space agency reported that […]

Eagles Teams Up Across The Globe To Plan Asteroid Belt Mission | Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

As part of a NASA design competition, students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in March completed a nine-month campaign to design a conceptual mission to Mars, including building rover technology and firing using resources provided by the International Space Station. This year, a team of 24 students from Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach, Prescott, Worldwide and Singapore campuses […]

Ceres: an oceanic world in the asteroid belt

The strange white spots of Ceres The Dawn mission was launched in 2007 with an unconventional ion engine that left it in orbit around Vesta, the second largest object in the asteroid belt, for 14 months before venturing into Ceres in 2012. No mission had ever put two alien worlds into orbit before. “Vesta is […]

YORP effect – Solar radiation

When the sun enters its red giant stage in about six billion years, scientists say it will cause a chain reaction of asteroid explosions in the asteroid belt. These small rocky bodies will explode thanks to the YORP effect, a phenomenon in which solar radiation causes rapid changes in the rotation of asteroids. Once the […]

In its dying breath our sun will erase the asteroid belt

“Not only will our own asteroid belt be destroyed, but it will be done quickly and violently.” Angry sun Before it finally goes out, scientists say, our Sun will suddenly become so bright that it will reduce the entire asteroid belt to dust, erasing it with the fiercely bright light of a dying star. “Not […]

Just before our sun dies, its light will shatter the asteroid belt into dust

The light from a dying star is so intense that it can reduce asteroids to dust. A new study says this will happen to most of the stars currently burning in the Universe, including the Sun, which will shatter its asteroid belt into boulders in about 5 to 6 billion years. The only agent of […]