Asteroids, Comets, Meteorites
1. Why was your topic important to Space exploration?
Because we can learn from it and find its moves before its about to hit something Like the ISS so we be ready.
2. What was the purpose of your topic?
the purpose is to explain what they are how do we see them and what can it affect to us.
3.What was invented or discovered?
we discover how comet, asteroid, meteorite form and were are they located .
4.Who were the important people/ animals/ devices?
in 1801 astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi discover the first asteroid and is the biggest asteroid name Ceres.
7. What technology was involved?
Space Linear Acceleration Mass Measurement Device (SLAMMD) was use for measuring a mass of space small bodies.s
8.Any important Places?
Yes in museum Alliance they have accrual small bodies part there they will teach you there about small bodies what they are and what there accrual look like ECT.
9. Is it still important?
Even now is still important we still want to know if the dangerous one will hit earth and prediction how it move and important to us and space.
10.When was it discovered or began – end?
comet was discover by Gottfried Kirch on 14 November 1680
Asteroid was first discover by Giuseppe Piazzi in 1801
Meteorite was discovered by Andrew Ellicott Douglass in November 12, 1799.
This piece of rock is call asteroid and is found revolving around the sun in a group call asteroid belt it is between mars and Jupiter, and there small but however there is few include Ceres is the largest asteroid and it was consider as the draft planet and it is one of the first asteroid discover by Giuseppe Piazzi in January, 1, 1801. Asteroid are sometime call planetoid because most of them are small. These do look like terestial body
This is a comet and it is found traveling close by the sun and planet in space. The first person that discover comet is in October 1847 by Maria Mitchell. Comet can travel up to 100 miles per sec. The way we can see comet is when it got burn up in our atmosphere and we can see it it will look like a street of light. These comet circle the sun fore a few months and then disappear into the darkness, . When comet fly it leave dust partical behind that will fall into the earth atmosphere and get burn up in to meteor shower, meteor shower is when there a lot of meteor fall and hit the surface. . the tail of the comet is created from the comet nuclear.
This weird looking rock is call meteorite and can be from a asteroid or a comet and it has survive the impact through the earth atmosphere after meteorite gone through and pass through the earth atmosphere it turn into a fire ball call meteor, people sometime call it a falling or shooting star because it is falling through the sky. There are estimate about 37 thousand to 78 thousand tons of falling object hit the ground every years. The person that was first witness a meteor shower was Andrew Douglass in November 12, 1799. Meteorite is the thing that kill all the dinosaur not the meteorite but its powerful impact kill all.