Asteroid (1997) is a TV Movie about the American Government trying to stop an asteroid colliding with the Earth. It stars Michael Biehn. 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1789 by a constitutional convention, sets down the basic framework of American government in its seven articles. ... An asteroid is a small, solid object in our Solar System, orbiting the Sun. ... Earth, also known as Terra, and Tellus mostly in the 19th century, is the third-closest planet to the Sun. ... Michael Biehn in The Terminator Michael Biehn (born Tuesday, July 31, 1956 in Anniston, Alabama) is an American actor who starred in several movies including The Terminator (1984) as well as Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), Tombstone (1993), and The Rock (1996). ...
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The asteroid belt is a region of the solar system falling roughly between the planets Mars and Jupiter where the greatest concentration of asteroid orbits can be found.
Distribution of asteroid semi-major axes in the vicinity of the main belt.
Asteroid belts are a staple of science fiction stories less concerned with realism than with drama, since they are frequently portrayed as being so dense that adventurous measures must be taken to avoid an impact.
Asteroids are commonly classified into groups based on the characteristics of their orbits and on the details of the spectrum of sunlight they reflect.
Ironically, the first asteroid, 1 Ceres, was not discovered by a member of the group, but rather by accident in 1801 by Giuseppe Piazzi, director, at the time, of the observatory of Palermo, in Sicily.
Until the age of space travel, asteroids were merely pinpricks of light in even the largest telescopes and their shapes and terrain remained a mystery.
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