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Asteroids

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Collisions with Earth (7)
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Observations (1)
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View Resource Arctic Asteroid!

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) news service provides this report on the composition of the meteor that put on a brilliant sky show before landing in Western Canada this January. The fragments of the meteorite fell into a frozen lake, so they were not recovered for study until the lake began to thaw this April. Analyses of the pieces that were recovered suggest that the...

https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2000/a...
View Resource The Meteoritical Society

The Meteoritical Society, which provides this interesting Website, is an international scholarly society formed to promote the study of meteors and meteorites, interplanetary dust, lunar samples, and other extraterrestrial materials. The site acquaints visitors with such phenomena as tektites (impact glass), moon rocks, and space dust by featuring referenced overview articles, authored by scholars...

http://meteoriticalsociety.org/
View Resource Discovery of Companion Asteroids

This site displays the first-ever images of a large, double asteroid once assumed to be a single asteroid called Antiope. The images were recently released by the Southwest Research Institute (SWRI). Each asteroid in the pair is approximately 50 miles across, separated by about 100 miles. This discovery was made using the W.M. Keck Observatory, Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Images of another discovery, that...

http://www.boulder.swri.edu/merline/press/
View Resource Trick or Treat it's Toutatis!

This page from NASA describes the recent near-Earth approach of the asteroid 4179 Toutatis. Toutatis is one of the largest known "Potentially Hazardous Asteroids" (PHAs). A three dimensional model of Toutatis' orbit and an .mpeg animation of the asteroid in motion are highlights of the site.

https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2000/a...
View Resource Asteroids

Asteroids have been of continued interest and research among scientists and the general public. This issue's Topic in Depth explores some of the Internet's offerings on the subject. From Spaceflight Now, the first site (1) is an April 7, 2002 article that describes new research, showing that "there are between 1.1 million and 1.9 million 'space rocks' larger than 1 kilometre in diameter in the...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ps/2002/0419
View Resource Astronomy 161-The Solar System

The Astronomy 161-The Solar System online course is maintained by the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Tennessee. The twenty two chapters cover everything from time and scale in the universe, development of modern astronomy, the planets, asteroids, meteors, and everything in between. Text, photographs, illustrations, and movies, help users understand the topics along with a...

http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/index.html
View Resource The Meteoritical Society

"The Meteoritical Society is a non-profit scholarly organization founded in 1933 to promote the study of extraterrestrial materials and their history." The website provides the latest Society news and downloads to its annual newsletter and bulletins. Scientists can find out about upcoming meetings and workshops, Society publications, and membership opportunities. Students and educators can locate...

http://meteoriticalsociety.org/