Are asteroids larger then earth?


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2010-04-25 02:44:50
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asteroids vary in size from rock size to earth size and bigger.

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Yes. Asteroids can be anywhere from the size of a grain of sand to larger than the Earth.

Asteroids are larger than Meteoroids.

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Stars are tremendously larger than asteroids and do not become asteroids.

Virtually all comets are larger than some asteroids and smaller than others.

No. Asteroids are tiny compared to stars.

Asteroids are larger. Meteoroids range in size from sand to boulders. Asteroids range in size from a few tens of feet to several hundred miles.

Craters are a significant sign of collisions with asteroids therefore yes asteroids collide with Earth

Meteors. If they are larger than about 10 meters, they are called asteroids or planetoids.Meteors. If they are larger than about 10 meters, they are called asteroids or planetoids.Meteors. If they are larger than about 10 meters, they are called asteroids or planetoids.Meteors. If they are larger than about 10 meters, they are called asteroids or planetoids.

Asteroids that occasionally cross the orbit of Earth are known as Near Earth Asteroids. Asteroids that both cross the orbit of the Earth and are large enough to pose a significant threat in the event of an impact are known as Potentially Hazardous Asteroids.

The entire atmosphere will burn up small asteroids (meteors), but larger ones will strike the Earth. This is how the Caribbean Sea was created.

Several of the larger asteroids have smaller asteroids that orbit them.

The asteroids were coming fast to earth

Meteoroids generally do not pose much of a risk as they are generally small enough to burn up in the atmosphere, and do not reach the surface. Asteroids and comets are larger and can cause potentially catastrophic damage if they strike Earth.

The material that forms rocks ultimately does come from asteroids. But the rocks on earth have been destroyed, re-formed, and altered numerous times by geologic processes, so it would be erroneous to say they are "made of asteroids." As to how: The planets originated from a disk of gas and dust orbiting the young sun. The dust coalesced into larger particles, which eventually grew into asteroids. These asteroids collided with one another, forming larger and larger bodies. Some of these became planet-like objects called planetesimals, which collided to form proto-planets. Eight of these proto-planets eventually became the planets we know today, including Earth.

Fortunately not very often - because if one does hit, it would be a major catastrophe.

Not exactly. Asteroids and meteoroids fall into the same category of object, the only difference being that asteroids are larger.

We know that asteroids have hit the earth because they cause indentations when they hit.

It is possible for comets and asteroids to hit Earth, but they are extremely rare events.

YES, 100 stars and 100 asteroids are larger than 250 planets

Asteroids are small fractions of much larger stars, planets, and rocks in space.

No. Asteroids can hit anywhere on earth.

Yes, an Asteroid is larger than a Meteoroid.

Comets and Asteroids can affect the Earth by ...A Asteroid hitting Earth and causing a crater and a Comet can cause excitement on Earth if they are spotted.

Generally an asteroids brightness will change if a) a larger surface area is presented to the Sun or b) it is closer to the Earth

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