There is a lot of exciting stuff going on in the stars above us that make astronomy so much fun. The truth is the universe is a constantly changing, moving.
Some would say “living” thing because you just never know what you are going to see on any given night of stargazing.
Other probes have fired impactors into asteroids and even landed on an asteroid to produce some amazing scientific data for us.
There is much to learn about asteroids in our love of astronomy and that knowledge only makes our enjoyment of seeing them in the cosmos even more exciting.
But of the many celestial phenomenons, there is probably none as exciting as that time you see your first asteroid on the move in the heavens.
To call asteroids the “rock stars” of astronomy is simultaneously a bad joke but an accurate depiction of how astronomy fans view them. Unlike suns, planets and moons, asteroids are on the move.