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Our imagination of Asteroids and Comets before and after modern space missions
Daniele_bianchin...
post Jul 13 2018, 05:04 PM
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I do not know if you have had the same feeling as mine.
Modern astronomy has taken away a bit of imagination from us that we had as children.
Perhaps we all imagined asteroids and comets like strange, hard bodies of rock or iron, craterized and full of holes, or with sharp edges and spiers (a bit like comet seen in Armagedon).
Comics, TV series and films from the 50s to the 90s have shown us these "rocks".
Today, with modern space missions we have seen these bodies closely.
The small bodies are not even almost craterized.
We have seen rocky terrains, mountains, sandy and cracks. It seems incredible that every landscape is so similar to many landscapes that we can see on our land. These rocks so familiar.
The reality was very different and much simpler than fantasy.
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