About The Author

Josef is a postdoctoral researcher at the Astronomical Institute of Charles University.

Surface Properties Of Asteroids

Our solar system contains a myriad of bodies with sizes ranging from a few meters to hundreds of kilometers. We call them asteroids. The most numerous population (by the number of discoveries) exists between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, the so-called main-belt asteroids (MBAs). Moreover, we also know of thousands of asteroids with orbits within