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Asteroid Belt

Bright Spots Remain A Mystery As 'Pyramid' Seen On Ceres

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.22.2015 | Science

Twinkle, twinkle little star dwarf planet, how scientists wonder what you are. The mysteries of Ceres, the largest object in our solar system's ast...

LOOK: Strange Space Rock Has HOW MANY Tails!?

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 11.08.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — This is one strange asteroid. The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a six-tailed asteroid i...

Cosmic 'Graveyard' Discovered By South American Astronomers

| Sid Perkins | Posted 08.05.2013 | Science

The asteroid belt has long been thought a dull place. But in recent years, astronomers have spotted objects that occasionally spew small amounts of wa...

Asteroids Giveth and Asteroids Taketh Away

Mario Livio | Posted 02.20.2013 | TED Weekends
Mario Livio

There is no doubt that a huge asteroid impact on Earth would be devastating to many life forms. However, we often forget that asteroid impacts may have played a crucial role in the emergence of life on Earth, and possibly even in the fact that humans are here to talk about them!

Asteroids, Alien Life Linked In New Space Telescope Study

Posted 11.02.2012 | Science

By: Staff Published: 11/02/2012 11:02 AM EDT on Asteroid belts similar to the one between Mars and Jupiter appear to be rare...