How does asteroids fit into the solar system?
because each planet is millions of miles apart
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There are about 3000 asteroids in our solar system.
the largest asteroid in the solar system is Ceres
Asteroids are mainly found in the asteroid belt which lies between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Some are also found around the gas giants (Jupiter and Saturn) as small moon…s. Many objects in the Kuiper belt can be classified as asteroids. Some asteroids are found in the orbit of Jupiter 120 degrees ahead and behind the planet.
According to the Wikipedia article, it seems that anything smaller than 10 meters across would be called "meteoroid"; so that seems to be the size limit - by definition.. \n
Past Mars and before Jupiter.
Asteroids are found all over the solar system. The vast majority is located in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
In the asteroid belt, as well as in the rings of some of the gas giants.
It is thought that Asteroids are leftover material from unfinished planets.
it's in our solar system because it tells you that which of the planets are the inner planets and the outer planets.
Asteroids are are big rocks floating in space. alot of asteroids can be found in the asteroid belt
Yes. They formed with it and are part of it, therefor they are as old as it.
Yes, asteroids are found in our solar system. It is estimated thatover 100,000 asteroids are located in the belt between Jupiter andMars.
The number is uncounted. The problem is that asteroids come in all sizes (up to "dwarf planet," anyway) and the littler ones are undetectible as individuals (we can estimate t…heir combined mass by their gravitational effects). It's kind of like asking, "How many pebbles on a beach?" At what point would someone begin to count grains of sand?
Mostly between Mars and Jupiter.
Yes. The asteroid belt - is a region of space that lies between theorbits of Mars and Jupiter. It's believed the region used to be anearly planet - which was struck by somethi…ng large enough tofragment the planet into billions of pieces - ranging in size froma grain of sand - to a small island.