Minor Planetary Bodies – Asteroids

Asteroids Larger asteroids will sometimes be referred to as ‘planetoids’. They are composed of mineral and rock. Asteroids are different from meteors as asteroids have a diameter greater than one meter. There are over 21,000 named asteroids. The main asteroids used in astrology are the first four that were discovered, Ceres, Pallas, Juno, and Vesta. … More Minor Planetary Bodies – Asteroids

Minor Planetary Bodies – Centaurs

Centaurs Centaurs differentiate from other asteroids because they characteristically behave as a mix between a comet and an asteroid. Comets are composed of dust and ice. Thus, a mythological association was made with Centaurs who were half human and half horse. Centaurs have unstable orbits compared to other celestial bodies making them unique. Their orbits … More Minor Planetary Bodies – Centaurs