asteroid belt


Astronomers Peer at a Young Star System That Is Strikingly Similar to Our Own

DM Tau has its own asteroid belt, and may be developing its own versions of Earth and Neptune, too.


Scientists Discover the Closest Known Asteroid to the Sun

It's one of 19 asteroids that have been detected within Earth's orbit.


Asteroids Crash Into Earth Over Twice as Often as 290 Million Years Ago

Scientists find that a surge in Earth impacts began during the Permian period, possibly because of disruptions in the asteroid belt.


Elon Musk’s Tesla will probably be chillin’ in the asteroid belt for millions of years

After a final rocket boost, the car, along with its mannequin dressed in a SpaceX-designed spacesuit, wound up off course.