Asteroids

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

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2014-06-04 16:17:18
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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