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Yes it can and has in the past, wiping out all the larger life forms on earth.

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How long does it take for the solar system to make one orbit around the Milky Way galactic center

What layer of the sun moves heat from the radiative layer to the photosphere

Which of these determines the intensity of a volcano

During earthquakes which type of fault results when one plate is compressed up onto another plate

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Could earth be hit by an asteroid?

Yes.


Could the asteroid belt hit earth?

No. Occasionally an asteroid is knocked out of the asteroid belt and some of those asteroids eventually hit Earth, but the asteroid belt as a whole will not hit us.


Is it true that a giant asteroid is about to hit the earth in 2014?

U.S. astronomers said the giant asteroid could hit the earth in 2014.


Is it possible that an asteroid could hit the earth?

An asteroid will hit the Earth, it is only a question of when. Astronomers are always tracking near earth asteroids, but we currently have no way to prevent an asteroid impact.


Where did the asteroid hit the earth?

What asteroid? There were several.


How is it possible for an asteroid or comet to cut directly across earths orbital path but not hit earth?

The Earth and the asteroid could be at a different points in the path.


Could the orbital alignment on December 21st 2012 somehow cause an asteroid to hit earth?

An asteroid might hit at any moment. There is no reason to believe that an asteroid will hit any time soon, though.


Is there a asteroid heading for earth?

It is inevitable that an asteroid will hit Earth eventually, but there are currently no known asteroids expected to hit Earth in our lifetimes.


What occurs when an asteroid hits the Earth?

Depending on the size of the asteroid many different things may happen when it hit the earth. If the asteroid is large enough it could cause the earth to go into a second ice age.


Will an asteroid hit the earth?

Technically, if it hits the Earth it's not an "asteroid", it's a "meteorite". And yes, meteorites hit the Earth all the time.


What country did the 2008 asteroid hit in Canada?

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