Near-Earth Objects: Finding Them before They Find Us

By Donald K. Yeomans | Go to book overview

CHAPTER 6
The Nature of Asteroids and Comets

Asteroids are older than dirt.


Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge McDuck
Were There First

In 1960, before video games, cell phones, and the Internet, much of a youngster's entertainment came from comic books. Disney's Donald Duck and his fabulously wealthy Uncle Scrooge McDuck were comic book adventure heroes. In a 1960 comic book release titled [Islands in the sky,] Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge, and Donald's nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie embarked upon a space adventure to the asteroid belt in a secondhand [skyfish spacewagon] rocket ship recently purchased by Uncle Scrooge. Their mission was to locate a bare, rocky little planet where Scrooge could store his money safely. During their adventures in the asteroid belt, they discovered some asteroids were no larger than houses and some had the oddest shapes. An asteroid with a moon was located and Donald Duck, on an extravehicular activity, dramatically jumped onto and through an asteroid composed of cinders and rocks that [wasn't even glued together!]

So there you have it. As far back as 1960, Donald Duck and his fellow astronauts determined that asteroids have widely diverse shapes; some have moons and some are porous rubble pile collections of

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