Lord Kelvin was particularly interested, and while Mr. Edison was hastening preparations to quit the asteroid and resume our voyage to Mars, Lord Kelvin and a number of other scientific men instituted a series of remarkable experiments.
That would account for the battle with the supposed pirates, who, no doubt, had organized a secret expedition to the asteroid and been caught red-handed at the mine.
One of the men from the returning electrical ship dropped down upon the asteroid and gave a more detailed account of what they had seen.
Judging by the test of weight which we had already tried, and which had led to the discovery of the gold, the composition of the asteroid must be the same to its very centre.
The flagship then alone dropped slowly toward the place on the asteroid where the prostrate Martians were.
Having made this mental calculation, I knew that my weight, being 150 pounds on the earth, should on this asteroid be an ounce and a half.
Discovery That the Asteroid is a Solid Mass of Gold.
They have waged war with the inhabitants of the asteroid Ceres, whose people are giants greater than themselves.
Before quitting the asteroidwe had found that it was necessary for him to swallow one of his "air pills," as Prof.
The atmosphere of the little asteroid was so rare that it practically amounted to nothing, and we could not possibly have survived if we had not continued to wear our air-tight suits.
He knew the quadrants by heart, and knew that he was close to the asteroid belt.
From then on I’ll throw the asteroid into a braking ellipse around the earth and I’ll be able to make any small corrections necessary.
A mighty column of fire now reached out from the asteroid into space.
It was to prevent Consops from knowing of the asteroid that security measures had been taken.
Directly below him the asteroid gleamed darkly in the light of the tiny sun.
We have to make the whole asteroid disappear, or else we have to conjure up a space cruiser out of the thorium.
Most of the problems of getting the asteroid back to earth would have to be solved by Lieutenant Richard Ingalls Peter Foster.
It was going to drive directly at the asteroid without making a long run!
There was nothing to do now but ride out the rest of the trip as comfortably as possible until it was time to throw the asteroid into an ever-tightening series of elliptical orbits around earth, known as braking ellipses.
If the Connies try to take the asteroid away, they’ll have a real warm time.
The asteroid was turning over and over, and for a second he had the impression he was looking at a turning globe of the earth, the kind used in elementary school back home.
But now the asteroid was the only one traveling across the belt.
The asteroid was fairly large as such planetary debris went--some five hundred meters in diameter, with a mass of around one hundred seventy-four million metric tons.
The ship moved away from the asteroid and yawed around so that the "tail" was pointed toward the anchor bolt.
But both of them could see what would happen to any city on Earth if one of the Belt ships decided to shift the orbit of a good-sized asteroid so that it would strike Earth.
Operating a space tug, on the other hand, is a two-man job because a man cannot both be on the surface of the asteroid and in his ship at the same time.
A silvery splash of paint that had originally been squirted on by the anchor man who had first spotted the asteroid in order to check the rotational velocity.
Moving a nickel-iron asteroid across space to nearest processing plant is a relatively simple job.
The asteroid was, in effect, a huge gyroscope, and it would take quite a bit of push to get that axis tilted in the direction that Harry Morgan and Jack Latrobe wanted it to go.
The surface gravity of the asteroid was only two millionths of a Standard Gee, which is hardly enough to give any noticeable impression to the human nervous system.
An asteroidman has to be able to do the same thing.
But if he does, he won't really be able to navigate in the Asteroid Belt.
Flexing it--which would happen if they let the asteroid precess at will--would soon fatigue even that heavy bolt.
Hauling around an asteroid that had a mass on the order of one hundred seventy-four million metric tons required adequate preparation.
This asteroid has companions, waiting for people to come and mine them.
But, if it first comes within fifty kilometers of some other mass--like this asteroid or one of the companion rocks--it will detonate.
She can't get off the asteroid without a scooter, and I've already got Sam's gang working on all the scooters.
But in light of my responsibilities and under the provisions of the Constitution, I am hereby putting this asteroid under martial law.
It'd sound too much like a collision with a meteorite--so naturally the asteroid also came to be called the Sword.
In the face of the evidence before us we must believe this, or else that, perhaps, as in the case of the asteroid Hilda, something like a collision has rejuvenated it.
Bearwarden, "here is an asteroid that HAS an atmosphere.
They forgot how strong a Jovian is on a little, weak-gravity asteroid like this!
Mr. Kenniston, are you sure this asteroid we're going to is safe?
Our air-tanks got low and to replenish them, we landed on the asteroid Vesta.
I mean that I'm a hundred times stronger on this little asteroid than I am on my own world, Jupiter.
You know we've got to get back to that asteroid within two weeks.
Two weeks ago my Jovian partner and I were prospecting in the outer asteroid zone in our little rocket.
That's the big asteroid they call the World with a Thousand Moons, because it's circled by a swarm of hundreds of meteors.
Because you've managed to crash us on this asteroid where your pirate boss is waiting?
He knew how to prepare for inspection of the asteroid by a high-ranking officer.
The asteroid has been hollowed out and fitted with an air-lock which admitted our ship.
And therefore prominent persons broke into public print, denouncing Burke for having predicted the end of the world from his safe refuge in Asteroid M-387.
That afternoon the Russians announced that their manned space-probe had taken off for Asteroid M-387.
At midnight on Sunday, while Burke painstakingly made micrometric examination of the triple magnet-core, Harvard Observatory reported that there should be a very minor asteroid at the spot in space from which the signals came.
But this part of the asteroid was a maze of corridors with uncountable doorways opening into innumerable compartments.
A signal has been beamed toward the space-broadcast transmitter by the parabolic reflector of the Bradenville radar telescope, acting as a mirror to concentrate the message toward Asteroid M-387.
Every square foot of the outside of the asteroid could be seen on one or another of the screens.
For that matter, what was the purpose of the asteroid itself?
Could a few dozen survivors of Earth hope to make their way to the asteroid and survive there?
The asteroidwas a mass of dark stuff with white outcroppings at one place and another.
Impossible because Asteroid M-387 was not over two miles through at its largest dimension, and therefore could not possibly have an atmosphere and certainly not trees, and it could not own even a single moon!
It left behind it a thin whining transmission which was not at all like the beepings of the asteroid transmitter.
Gmelin writes to the director of the Porpol Astronomik at St. Petersburg, to claim the discovery of an asteroid in a very high southern latitude, of a wider inclination of the orbit, as will be noticed, than any asteroid yet observed.
We just plucked you off an asteroid in System Ninety.
The largestasteroid in this part of the belt appeared ahead; it was roughly fourteen miles in diameter.
They had left the screen, all but Jerry, who was making course for the second speck of life in the asteroid belt.
It was the seventh asteroid belt to be discovered by man, if you included the one between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars, back home, incredible light-years behind.
At which date, further, Ynohp claims to have been sitting on an asteroid for about 4,000-plus years.
I'm nothing but a loudmouthed bag of space gas--with an asteroid for a head!
Illustration: "I know we're going to be sent to the prison asteroid and we deserve it," said Loring.
I know we're going to be sent to the prison asteroid and we deserve it.
Once, when Roger had been on radar watch, while the ship roared through the asteroid belt, collision with a small asteroid had threatened.
Prospecting is prospecting, whether it's in the asteroid belt or out here on Tara!
The Asteroid Belt, that magnificently useful collection of stone and metal lumps revolving about the sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, is somewhat like the old-fashioned merry-go-round.
The outer orbits of the gas giants had been passed at last, and the Nipe fell on through the Asteroid Belt without approaching any of the larger pieces of rock-and-metal.
For a while the Nipe had toyed with the idea of using the mining bases that the local life-form had set up in the Asteroid Belt as bases for his own operations, but he had decided against it.
The group of people that occupied it had deliberately chosen it that way, so that there would be no chance of its being picked out for slicing by one of the mining teams in the Asteroid Belt.
The basic supply on the asteroid was a nuclear pile, buried deep in the core.
Taking an asteroid near the surface of a planet had never been tried and there were no rules.
Already that was changing--the asteroid began to move.
There was no reason why he shouldn't but anyone who voluntarily had remained on the asteroid as long as Vogel was a doubtful quantity.
The asteroidnever did depend on Earth for very many of our biologicals.
The asteroid seemed to leap ahead as all but the most necessary functions were curtailed and additional power was channeled into the drive.
Approximate mean diameter thirty miles, the asteroid was listed on the charts as Handicap Haven with a mark that indicated except in emergency no one not authorized was to land there.
So they devised a new method--the asteroid and the tank of acid.
But that which meant something to everyone on the asteroid was more difficult.
The asteroid was being diminished, perhaps already had been.
When the asteroid was in the solar system jagged rocks had gleamed in the sharp light of the sun.
The asteroid had once been a planet, a world with an atmosphere, oceans, lakes, streams.
Now that I'm sure we can reach it, we'll get the asteroid back to normal.
The reentry into the gravity field of the asteroid made it necessary.
The bulk of theasteroid could be used to cut off any attempt to overtake their returning ship.
More and more the asteroid was beginning to resemble a ship and if there was a definite control area it was located in gravity center.
The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "asteroid" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word. Other words: asteroid; planet; wanderer