Asteroids

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  • Describe the composition and classification of the various types of asteroids
  • Recognize the threat that near-Earth objects represent for Earth
  • Discuss possible defensive strategies to protect our planet
  • Characterize the general physical appearance of comets
  • Describe the composition of the Oort cloud
  • Describe trans-Neptunian and Kuiper-belt objects
  • Explain the proposed fate of comets that enter the inner solar system

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