"The Asteroid Belt is a field of small, rocky bodies floating in the space between Mars and Jupiter. Jupiter's immense gravity prevents these asteroids from coming together to form a planet, keeping them in a scattered orbit."
- Carbon Type (Speed):
"C-type asteroids are the most common type of asteroids. Dark in appearance, they are made up of mostly rocks and minerals with a high concentration of carbon."
- Silicate Type (Payout):
"S-type asteroids contain a high amount of iron and magnesium silicates. They are the second most common type of asteroid."
- Asteroids (Payout):
"Asteroids are rocky bodies that orbit the Sun, most frequently created from the impact between celestial bodies. They form the Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter and the Kuiper Belt beyond Neptune."
- Speed of Light (Speed):
"The speed of light is the rate at which light and all massless particles travel through a vacuum. While it can seen instantaneous from up close, over long distances this speed limit becomes very noticeable. The theory of relativity relates to the speed of light."
- Cosmic Gravity (Payout):
"Gravity is one of the fundamental forces and key to understanding how the universe works. Using Newton's principles, astronomers can explain how stars and planets form, predict their mass and motion, and infer the existence of dark matter."
- Goldilocks Zone (Discount):
"The Goldilocks Zone, also called the Habitable Zone, is the region around a star with conditions necessary for a planet that can sustain life. Planets like Earth, with surface water and breathable atmospheres, might be found in these zones in other systems."
- All Rocks Great and Small (Rank 5):
"There are over 100,000 known objects in the asteroid belt. These range from the dwarf planet Ceres to tiny particles of dust. Most objects in the belt are boulder sized."
- Give Me Space (Rank 10):
"While the asteroid belt is often pictured as crowded, in reality the asteroids are quite far apart. Most exploratory craft sent to the area have navigated it easily, and the chances of a collision are calculated to be less than one in a billion."
Overview Images of the Asteroid Belt
- Asteroid belt - Images above taken