Space has rocks?
Comets and Asteroids
NASA has an eye on the sky for massive asteroids, the kind that could turn our planet to pulp. So they need donations for a telescope that can keep tabs on these deadly asteroids.
What is the difference between A meteor, a meteorite, and and Asteroid?
The first asteroid to have its picture taken by a NASA Spacecraft.
An irregularly shaped, crater body take by the NASA Stardust spacecraft on November 2, 2002. It was discovered by Karl Reinmuth in 1942 it was named after the famous Holocaust victim, Anne Frank.
Itokawa's curious, varied terrain and lack of impact craters indicate it is a rubble pile asteroid.
The first spacecraft to orbit a comet nucleus, and is the first spacecraft to fly alongside a comet as it heads towards the inner Solar System
A periodic comet in the Solar System. It was discovered by Michel Giacobini, who observed the comet in the constellation of Aquarius on December 20, 1900
The most famous and known comet in the world which is only visible on Earth every 70-75 years. This Comet is named after English astronomer Edmond Halley who looked into reports of comets approaching Earth in 1531-1682
"Asteroids: Fun Facts and Information About Asteroids." Space.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2014. <http://www.space.com/51-asteroids-formation-discovery-and-exploration.html>.
"Planets." Solar System Exploration. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Dec. 2014. <https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/>.