Can we even land on an asteroid, without bouncing off? What would we see? What would happen to our weight?! Naomi Murdoch, Planetary Scientist at ISAE-SUPAERO, explains the alien nature of a trip to an ancient rocky body.
Asteroids can tell us about the origins of the Solar System and maybe even life itself, but they also pose a risk to Earth as many graze past our planet on a regular basis. Find out more about what ESA is doing to protect us through its Planetary Defence Office, part of the Space Safety programme.