Asteroids

by Michael Ybarrra

What are the types?

The different types of Asteroids are c type, s type, and m type. C type is made up of clay and silicate rock. S type is made up of silicate materials and nickel-iron. Also M type is made up of nickel-iron

length of revolution for a year?

It takes asteroids about 3 to 6 years to revolve around the sun

Where do asteroids originate from?

Scientist think that asteroids originated from the Big Bang. They say that asteroids are the dwarf planets.

What are the size of asteroids?

asteroids range in from Ceres which is the largest at about 590 miles in diameter. to bodies that are less than 0.6 miles across.

Do any have rings?

Only one asteroid named Chariklo is known to have two dense and narrow rings.

Do any have moons?

More than a hundred and fifty are known to have small companion moons

what are distinguishing characteristics about asteriods?

Asteroids have many characteristics but I am only naming three. there is that asteroids have craters in them. At least a hundred of them weigh less then the Earths moon. Also many are made from many things that are on the earth like clay and nickel iron.

Mssions that explored asteriods?

One mission that explored asteroids was Hayabusa which launched in 2010 and brought the first asteroid part back to earth. Another mission named Hayabusa 2 was launched in 2014 and will be returning with another asteroid sample in 2018.