Štěpánka Sigmundová: Oh man, look at those cavemen go. (2017)

A minor planet is an astronomical object in direct orbit around the Sun that is neither a planet nor exclusively classified as a comet. Minor planets can be dwarf planets, asteroids, trojans, centaurs, Kuiper belt objects, and other trans-Neptunian objects. As of 2017, the orbits of 729,626 minor planets were archived at the Minor Planet Center, 488,449 of which had re- ceived permanent numbers.

Potato-shaped meteorites found on Earth before 2017 A meteorite is a solid piece of debris from an object, such as a comet, asteroid, or meteoroid, that originates in outer space and survives its passage through the Earth’s atmosphere and impact with the Earth’s surface or that of another planet. When the object enters the atmos- phere, various factors like friction, pressure, and chemical interactions with the atmospheric gases cause it to heat up and radiate that energy. It then becomes a meteor and forms a fire- ball, also known as a shooting/falling star; astronomers call the brightest examples “bolides.” Meteorites that survive atmospheric entry and impact vary greatly in size. For geologists, a bolide is a meteorite large enough to create a crater.

International Potato in Space Research Agency



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