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Asked in Planet Mars, Asteroids, Planet Earth
Are most asteroids are distributed between Earth and Mars?
Asked in Astronomy, Asteroids, The Solar System
Where do Asteroids exists?
Throughout the solar system. We think of the "asteroid belt" as a roughly toroidal (doughnut-shaped) region of space between Mars and Jupiter, but in fact there are asteroids close to Earth, in between Earth and Venus, and in closer to the Sun than Venus is. We don't have a good reckoning as to how many asteroids are out beyond Jupiter; most asteroids are too small to be seen, that far away. But we can be confident that there are quite a few! Beyond the orbit of Neptune, we no longer call them "asteroids"; they are referred to as "Trans-Neptunian Objects" or even further out, "Kuiper Belt Objects". But they are merely asteroids by another name.
Asked in Travel & Places
What are The nine major celestial bodies that orbits the sun?
Asked in Planet Jupiter
What is some differences between Jupiter and earth?
Asked in Astronomy, Asteroids, Planet Earth
Why are there so many meteorites near earth?
Asked in Word Games
What are NEAs?
Most asteroids are in the Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter. But a few do come close to the Earth; these are called Near Earth Asteroids. You can see a list of NEAs, and the dates that they will come closest to the Earth, at www.spaceweather.com. Asteroids and comets have collided with the Earth in the past, and someday one will collide with Earth in the future. Depending on the mass of the asteroid, the damage could be catastrophic. 65 million years ago, scientists now believe that an asteroid or comet hit the Earth, causing the extinction of the dinosaurs and most life on Earth.
Asked in Asteroids
What are the names of the asteroids that cross Earth's orbit and Jupiter's orbit?
Main Belt asteroids -- a band of asteroids located in the "missing planet" gap between Mars and Jupiter. None of these are economically attractive in a near term program because they are too far from Earth. Amor asteroids -- asteroids whose orbits approach but do not cross Earth orbit, and whose orbits are further from the Sun than Earth's orbit (i.e., "outside-t" Earth orbit). Many have orbits which reside entirely between Earth and Mars. Some of these are economically attractive in the near term. Apollo asteroids -- asteroids whose orbits cross Earth's orbit. Apollo asteroids spend most of their time outside Earth orbit. Many of these are economically attractive in the near term. Aten asteroids -- asteroids whose orbits cross Earth's orbit. Unlike Apollos, Atens spend most of their time inside Earth orbit. A large percentage of known Atens are economically attractive in the near term.
Asked in Astronomy, The Moon, Asteroids
What is the distance between earth and a asteroid?
Asked in Planet Mars, Planetary Science, Planet Jupiter
What orbits between Mars and Jupiter?
The orbital gap between the planets of Mars and Jupiter is referred to as the Asteroid Belt. In the Asteroid Belt are a widely-scattered assortment of space rocks (called asteroids), some of which are large enough to be visible from Earth. There are many millions of asteroids, but the region is so large that they are usually thousands of miles from each other. The dwarf planet Ceres is the largest object in the Belt.