Photo mosaic of asteroid Bennu created using observations made by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.
Asteroids can be found in many places in our Solar System. Which asteroids have we visited and what are we still trying to find? Take your curiosity about asteroids to the next level by exploring an array of links and resources below.
Asteroid Adventures is a live, 15-minute, family-friendly program hosted by Morrison Planetarium presenters in Hohfeld Hall. Showtimes are Monday-Friday at 1:40 pm, and Saturday-Sunday at 11:40 am, 1:40 pm, and 3:40 pm.
Missions to visit asteroids
Some space missions have gone to asteroids, and some are even bringing back material! Explore more with the links below.
Asteroids we visited in the show
What are the asteroids we visit in Asteroid Adventures? Explore more with the links below.
Even more ways we’re looking for asteroids!
We don’t just explore asteroids by visiting them, or waiting for them to visit us—we are searching for asteroids all the time with various missions. Explore more with the links below.
Images seen in the show
Sources for the images in the show can be found below.
- Meteorite sample from Center for Meteorite Studies
- Itokawa Asteroid, from JAXA
- The comet 67P/Chury, from ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA
- Comet Neowise taken over Antelope Valley, CA
- DART spacecraft, from Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Labratory
- OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, from NASA/GSFC
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