Find a Meteorite: Engage

Dawn spacecraft in asteroid field

Dawn is a mission that explores two bodies in the asteroid belt. Most meteorites come from asteroids. What is the asteroid belt really like? Science fiction and comics provide one view of what it would be like to explore the asteroid belt.

View our cartoon animation above and test your own knowledge!

  • Describe the scene above. Link to pop-up box with answer.
  • What parts of this scene seem to be accurate? Link to pop-up box with answer.
  • What parts of this scene seem to be inaccurate? Link to pop-up box with answer.
  • Where could meteoroids come from in this movie? Link to pop-up box with answer.
    (Meteorites are rocks from space that fall on the Earth.)
  • How do scientists study small bodies in space? Link to pop-up box with answer.