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Do asteroids orbit the sun?

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Answered 2011-09-12 22:02:16

Yes. There is an asteroid belt between mars and Jupiter.

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Do asteroids orbit Sun or Earth?

They orbit the sun.

Does a asteroid orbit the sun?

Yes. Asteroids orbit the sun.

What is true about asteroids?

Asteroids orbit the Sun, and some of them can cross the Earth's orbit.

Do asteroids orbit the earth?

No. They orbit the sun.

Do asteroids orbit planets?

No, they orbit the Sun.

Do asteroids cross the Earth's orbit as they orbit the Sun?

Some asteroids do cross earth's orbit, but most do not.

What is true about comets and asteroids?

Asteroids orbit the Sun, and some of them can cross the Earth's orbit.

Do comets orbit asteroids?

No. Comets orbit the sun.

Do moons and asteroids orbit the sun?

Asteroids orbit the sun. Moons orbit planets and planets orbit the sun. So you could say the moons orbit the sun. However, moons are kept in their orbits by the gravity of their planet and planets are kept in orbit by the gravity of the sun. So in that sense, moons do not orbit the sun.

What does an asteroid orbit around?

Asteroids orbit around the Sun.

Do Asteroids and comets orbit around the Sun?

yes they orbit the sun as planets do and the sun draws them closer

Do comets and asteroids orbit the sun?

Yes, they do

Does asteroids orbit around the sun?

Yes, they does.

What do asteroids do around the sun and planets?


Why do comets orbit the sun?

they orbit the sun, that is why they are called comets, otherwise they would be known as asteroids, or meteorites!

What orbit the Sun like planets do?

Asteroids, Comets

How are asteroids and comets the same?

They both orbit the sun.

What do asteroids and planets have in common?

Both orbit the sun.

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How are asteroids and comets alike different?

Asteroids are rocky and have a relatively circular orbit around the Sun. Comets are icy and have a stretched oval-shaped orbit around the Sun.

Do comets orbit mars and Jupiter?

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Most asteroids orbit the sun?

Affirmative. Most asteroids do orbit a sun. It doesn't have to be our Sun, but any star in the universe. Although there are many other entities out there, the asteroids mostly orbit the suns. If you took an asteroid and put it to orbit a centre of the galaxy, it would rather fast be attracted by some solar system and begin orbiting it.

What bodies besides planets orbit your sun?

Comets, dwarf planets (planetoids), and asteroids also orbit the sun.

What is the sun and the object that orbits around it?

The sun is a star and planets and asteroids orbit it.

Can asteroids orbit the Sun?

Most of the asteroids do orbit the Sun, in orbits between Mars and Jupiter. Mars and Jupiter are widely separated and it could be that the asteroids are rocks that failed to come together to from a planet in the way that the other planets did.

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