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Commissioned for the cover of the prestigious British journal journal Nature, this
space image illustrates a story about the large asteroid Vesta being hit by a smaller one, long ago. The
impact is thought to have caused Vesta's southern-hemisphere c...
asteroid, Vesta, collision, impact...
Binary Asteroid 90 Antiope
This is an impression of the binary asteroid 90
Antiope, which orbits in the main part of the outer asteroid belt. Each asteroid is about 86 km across, orbiting its partner from
a distance of 170 km and with a period of 16.5 hours. Binary asteroids a...
asteroid, 90 Antiope, binary, asteroid belt...
Near-Earth Asteroid VI
The near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) are those whose
orbits cross that of our planet. It is these worldlets that pose the greatest threat
to the Earth and its fragile biosphere. They have hit us in the past, and certainly
will do so again....
asteroid, near-Earth, Earth, planet, terrestrial
This was a commission for scientists at the University of Warwick, for use in a press
release. The story concerned a ring of water-rich debris that had been found around a
star. The astronomers believe that comets or perhaps watery-laden asteroids ha...
asteroid, water, star...
End of an Era
A vast asteroid or comet, 7 miles (10 km) across,
slams into the Earth at a speed measured in kilometres per second. It was an event
such as this which ended the reign of the dinosaurs and other species some 65 million
years ago, the so-called Cretac...
asteroid, comet, Earth, Cretaceous, impact,
extinction, collision, Paleogene...
High above the Earth, an asteroid a few kilometres
across enters our planet's atmosphere at a speed of several kilometres per second. At
that velocity, it is only a matter of seconds before the asteroid smashes into the surface, vaporising both
Earth, asteroid, impact, collision...
Solar System Animation
Animation of the eight major planets in the Solar System, along with a comet and the
asteroid belt. The planets are not to scale, and
neither are their relative distances. Please like or subscribe to my YouTube
Sun, planet, animation, comet, asteroid, Mercury,
Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, S...
This is an artistic representation of the asteroid
belt – and I do mean 'artistic'! I say that because I have overpopulated it. In
reality, the asteroid belt, which exists between the
orbits of Mars and Jupiter, is exceedingly thinly spread....
belt, Sun, planet, gas giant, terrestrial planet...
Some asteroids pass so close to the Sun that they
must glow red-hot at times. Icarus is one such, named after the ill-fated Greek who
used wax to bind bird feathers together to make himself a set of wings – only to
fly so close to the Sun that the ...
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Space Animation Showreel
This short video offers a brief glimpse at around 15 of my astronomy animations, most
of which can be found in their entirety elsewhere on my YouTube channel....
Sun, planet, animation, asteroid, Earth, Jupiter,
Saturn, Neptune, ice giant, ga...