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  • Asteroids Murphy McGraw
  • What they are
    • Rocky and metallic objects that orbit the Sun but are too small to be considered planets
    • No atmospheres
    • Diverse group of small celestial bodies in the solar system
    • Known as "minor planets"
    • Made of rock and metal
  • History
    • 65 million years ago
    • 1801 – Ceres
    • June 30, 1908
    • Theories on chemicals
  • Why study them?
    • Where are they? Could they strike earth (again?)
    • Mineral Resources
    • Formation of the Solar System and our own Earth.
  • How to study them
    • Telescopes
    • Spectroscopes
    • Rockets
    • Spacecrafts
    • Six space missions
    • Laboratory analysis of meteorites
  • Types
    • C-type
    • S-type
    • M-type
    • Rare types
  • How they are classified
    • Classified by Aledo
    • Composition derived from spectral features in their reflected sunlight
    • Inferred similarities to known meteorite types
  • Where they are located
    • Asteroid Belt Between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter
    • Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs)
      • Amors
      • Apollos
      • Atens
    • Trojans
  • Sizes and Shapes
    • All different shapes and sizes
    • Nearly spherical (Ceres)
    • Very irregular (Eros, most others)
    • Size ranging- very small (rocks)  very large (minor planets)
  • Bibliography / Questions?
    • http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/text/asteroids.txt
    • http://www.nineplanets.org/asteroids.html
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroid
    • http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/DawnCommunity/flashbacks/fb_12.pdf
    • http://www.noao.edu/education/asteroids/