Category Archives: Asteroids

No, Chicken Little, the Sky is Not Falling

My topic for discussion this week will attempt to answer the question: Why do astronomers believe that the debris that creates many isolated meteors comes from asteroids, whereas the debris that creates meteor showers is related to comets? But first, … Continue reading

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Gas Giant Genesis

Which giant planet formed first? Short answer:  Jupiter Long answer:  Still Jupiter, but let’s dive in and take a more detailed look. Birth of a Gas Giant A long time ago in a solar system very near you, just 1 … Continue reading

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Ceres Keeps Her Mystery

Originally posted on As a Matter of Fancy:
NASA Image NASA has released the most detailed photographs yet of the mysterious spots on the dwarf planet Ceres, and they are … mysterious. Some years ago (2008) I wrote a science…

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