frankuitaalst

Ever wondered if asteroids can hit each other ? There are a lot of big bodies out there , but space is also big . I ran the MOIDprogram for the largest 184 Nea asteroids , together with the inner planets , so in total about 18000 nearest distances can be calculated between each other asteroid . The result is shown hereunder . Picture shows the minimum possible distance between each asteroid , in ascending order and expressed in a logarithmic scale of 1 Lunar distance . The smallest value between two asteroids is 0.02 Lunar distances , the next one is 0.04 LD . So probably there is not much chance having a collision between two such bodies .
