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How does an asteroid move through space?


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2014-01-08 12:59:21
2014-01-08 12:59:21

The asteroid has momentum. There is also gravity in space mainly because of the Sun in our part of space. That gravity deflects the asteroid's path.

The result is that the asteroid moves in an orbit around the Sun.

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