Asteroid Facts: Hygiea
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Asteroid Facts: Hygiea

January 8, 2018 Peter Christoforou 0

The image above includes a light-curve derived 3D model of the C-type asteroid designated 10 Hygiea, the fourth largest asteroid in the solar system by both volume and mass, the latter of which is estimated […]

Asteroid Facts: Pallas
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Asteroid Facts: Pallas

January 8, 2018 Peter Christoforou 0

The image above shows the somewhat oblate shape of the B-type asteroid designated 2 Pallas, which is the second asteroid to be discovered, and the third most massive, containing about 7% of all the mass […]

The Asteroid Vesta
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Asteroid Facts: Vesta

January 7, 2018 Peter Christoforou 0

The asteroid designated 4 Vesta is one of the largest objects in the asteroid belt with a diameter of 525 kilometres (326 miles). Discovered by Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers on 29 March 1807, and named after […]

Ceres
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Asteroid Facts: Ceres

January 7, 2018 Peter Christoforou 0

The image above shows a near true color picture of the C-type (carbonaceous) asteroid 1 Ceres, the first asteroid ever to be discovered, and the biggest object in the asteroid belt. With a diameter of […]

Did Gold Fall From Outer Space?
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Did Gold Fall From Outer Space?

February 21, 2013 Peter Christoforou 0

Ever wondered where gold comes from, what inspired mankind’s fascination with the shiny precious metal and where the next gold rush may be found? The following articles presents some interesting facts about gold which should […]

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