Researchers predict the Sun will destroy our solar system's asteroid belt in six billion years.
The star Betelgeuse is so large, if you swapped it with the Sun, it would engulf the orbit of Mars and extend all the way through the asteroid belt. No need to panic, but at 700 light years, it's the closest star to the Sun that will end its life in a Supernova explosion.
It's been a big week for small objects in the solar system. A billion miles past Pluto, explored a small Kuiper Belt object for the first time, while closer to Earth, entered orbit around an asteroid. See details at
This unusual object in the asteroid belt consists of 2 asteroids orbiting each other, but has comet-like features: