Asteroids

# How long would it take an asteroid to hit the sun?

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###### 2014-06-04 16:17:18

It would depend entirely on how far away the asteroid was from the sun. Furthermore, which sun are you referring to? There are many suns in the solar system.

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This may take some hour or minute... Asteroids that will hit a Planet in a seconds, are very rare and very fast. I don't know if there is a very fast asteroid so I answered "This may take some hour or minute"

An asteroid, being primarily composed of metals of vaious kinds, would melt and be vaporized long before making contact with the surface of the sun.

I'm pretty sure, that the asteroid might have hit one or two, but the majority would have been missed.

an asteroid hit the dinosaur and killed them

If the asteroid is more than about 5 miles in diameter, the devastation would be worldwide. There would be nothing that anyone could do.

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.

Where an asteroid would hit would depend on its trajectory when entering Earth's atmosphere and whether it would hit anything would depend on how much of it burned up during entry.

If an asteroid were to hit Earth, it could do HUGE damage. It was the changes to Earth after an asteroid hit that killed off the dinosaurs. But if we knew about an asteroid heading our way long enough ahead of time, maybe we could change it's course enough to make it miss, and save millions of lives.

Yes, if a 10 km diameter asteroid hit the Earth anywhere, everyone would be affected.

No. The moon is large enough that even a collision with the solar system's largest asteroid would not destroy it.

The ball would travel in a straight line until it hit some planet, star, black hole, asteroid or comet, which could take billions of years.

A black hole would eventually swallow up the entire Earth. An asteroid would provoke great catastrophes - depending, of course, on the mass of the asteroid.

no it was not an asteroid that hit the earth, it was kevins big mouth

yes but that would add energy to the moon's orbit

It all depends on the density of the objects. Unlike in the Star Wars movies, the asteroid belt is not that dense so you would not likely hit an asteroid.

usually an asteroid decintigrates before it hits the earth. If an asteroid hit the Earth depending on its size, the smoke and debris of the impact would block out all sunlight to Earth. It would become unbearably cold and most life would die out. This is a theory of how the dinosaurs went extinct.this is right

Yes. An asteroid probably hit Siberia, in Russia, in June 1908.

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