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What color is asteroids?
asteroids are normally gray but when their age they start changing color to dark red and black
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An asteroid can be about grayish or a mixture of brown and yellow.
An asteroid is a gray and brown.
They have crater's in them because they collide with other, smaller asteroids or space debris on it's orbit and, because it was the bigger one of the two, comes away in tact w…ith a scar (the crater).
One of the smallest asteroids is just 20 feet across, but most are much larger. The biggest known asteroid is 583 miles across. Its name is Ceres.
The largest body in the asteroid belt is Ceres, with a diameter of about 950 km. Although it has long been considered to be an asteroid, Ceres was classified as a "dwarf plane…t" on August 24, 2006. (The other dwarf planets are Pluto, Makemake, Haumea, and Eris.) The issue of whether Ceres remains an asteroid was not addressed at that time.
Some asteroids are irregular in shape and heavily pockmarked by impact craters and some of them have spherical shape.
An asteroid is a rocky object in space. It may be a broken part of a planet. The smallest observed asteroids are 10 meters in size . There may be many asteroids smaller than t…his but they can not be detected yet and also have not been observed yet.
Most of the asteroids are pieces of rock left over from the formation of the Solar System and they stay between Mars and Jupiter in the asteroid belt.
Approximately 40,000 known; 3,000 cataloged
Asteroids, sometimes called minor planets or planetoids, are small rocky bodies in orbit around the Sun, especially in the inner Solar System; they are smaller than planets bu…t larger than meteoroids. The term "asteroid" has historically been applied primarily to minor planets of the inner Solar System, as the outer Solar System was poorly known when it came into common usage. Most known asteroids are found in the Main Belt between Mars and Jupiter, or in the Kuiper Belt past the orbit of Neptune. But there are thousands that orbit at least as close to the Sun as Earth. The vast majority of asteroids are smaller than 1 kilometer in diameter. The largest asteroid in the Main Belt is Ceres, which has been designated a dwarf planet. The distinction between asteroids and comets is made on visual appearance: comets show a perceptible lighted envelope or aura while asteroids do not. This is caused by the release of volatile substances, mostly frozen gases, from the comets' interiors. Asteroids are rocky fragments left over from the formation of the solar system (about 4.6 billion years ago!). They can be found orbiting the sun in an area between Mars and Jupiter called the "Asteroid Belt". This asteroid belt, or "main belt" contains probably millions of asteroids. Asteroids get their name from the Greek word that means "star-like", a misnomer now considering today's scientific classifications made from our new space data. Asteroids are actually more appropriately referred to by astronomers and other scientists as "minor planets" or "planetoids" (which means "planet-like"). Some facts about asteroids: Asteroids are celestial bodies/objects that are in the solar system. An asteroid orbits the planets and sun and moon as a "mid-sized celestial object" - from 10 meters to 1000 km in diameter. They are a mixture of stone, heavy and light elements, and possibly gasses (in solid, liquid, frozen, or plasma states/organic/inorganic).One will often have meteoroid clouds nearby or trailing them (may be considered as comets).It may be moving either in orbit around another celestial object or floating or traveling on its own accord. They are also called minor planets, planetoids, centaursClassifications of smaller asteroids are:C-type, carbonaceous S-type, siliceous M-type, metallic There are many good reference sources on the Internet about asteroids. Try some of the web sites listed in the related links section for this question below.
Asteroids are orbiting bodies that are made up of rocks. Asteroids can be small or very large with lengths of 600 miles.
Well, since the universe is kind of huge and scientists and astronomers are not even cose to getting a bit past Pluto I'm gonna go out on a limb and say A TON (screw percntage…s).
No. Asteroids are scattered throughout the solar system in various orbits, some of which are relatively stable. Some have orbits that pass near Earth. But the vast preponderan…ce of large asteroids are in the Main Belt between Mars and Jupiter. The problem with highly elliptical orbits is that the asteroid will be influenced by the major planets, moons, and the Sun. If its orbit is disturbed, it could be trapped by a giant planet or pulled too close to the Sun. Over the life of the solar system, many small asteroids have been either pulled into the Sun or ejected from the inner solar system by the gravity fields there.
Most Asteroids are made of Carbon-based rock. Some though are made of iron and nickel.
it is unknown for now, but scientists do know that there are hundreds, or possibly thousands.., or even millions! they come in so many sizes, and it is difficult to count them… and it is nearly impossible to cross an asteroid belt.
Asteriods are giant rocks in the solar system that are a threat if the come really close to earth.