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The asteroid that passed nearest to the sun was the asteroid that fell to the Gulf of Mexico and killed all of the dinosaurs.

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What is the nearest anything has gotten to the sun?

most likely an asteroid that flew out of a asteroid belt or maybe a comet

Does an an asteroid have a larger acceleration when it is nearest to the sun or the earth?

The Sun has a much larger gravitational pull , an asteroid would be pulled faster toward the sun, if it were in the same proximity.

What is the hottest asteroid?

The one nearest the sun at any given moment.

What relationship does the asteroid belt and the sun have?

The asteroid belt orbits the Sun

What are the two nearest neighbors of Jupiter?

In the solar system Saturn is the nearest neighbor to Jupiter outward from the sun. Inward toward the sun, Mars is the nearest planetary neighbor to Jupiter, but the many asteroids and several minor planets in the "asteroid belt" are closer to Jupiter than is Mars.

What is an asteroid made out of?

the asteroids that are nearest to the sun is mostly made out of carbon while the ones further away are made out of silicate rock

Put the moon earth sun and asteroid in order from smallest to greatest?

Asteroid, moon, earth, sun.

What is the revolution of the asteroid belt around the sun?

how long does it take the asteroid belt to revolve around the sun?

What is the inner asteroid belt and outer asteroid belt?

Two parts of the asteroid belt, the inner belt is closer to the Sun and the outer belt is further from the Sun.

How long would it take an asteroid to travel from the sun to earth?

An asteroid could never travel from the Sun to the Earth.

Is an asteroid the earth Pluto or the sun the centre of the solar system?

The Sun.

How cold the asteroid belt?

It can get as cold as it can. The farther the planet with an asteroid belt is from the sun, the colder the asteroid belt gets :)

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

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.

How does an asteroid move through space?

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.

Did Venus pass the sun or the moon?

The sun. The moon orbits the earth and is our nearest space object - sometimes it passes between us and the sun, this is called a lunar eclipse. Venus orbits the sun. It is nearer the sun than us, so very occasionally it passes between us and the sun. This is called the transit of Venus.

What is the nearest planet to the asteroid belt?

Jupiter and Mars

Can an asteroid hit the sun?

Yes, theoretically an asteroid's orbit can be disturbed by a planet to such a degree that it would hit the Sun and burn up.

Is Earth the nearest planet from the sun?

No, the Earth is not the nearest planet to the Sun. The nearest planet to the Sun is Mercury.

Does a asteroid orbit the sun?

Yes. Asteroids orbit the sun.

How is an asteroid released from the asteroid belt?

Usually by another asteroid moving through the belt and hitting one, creating a force to move an asteroid from its orbit. Also, if a large enough asteroid passes by, it is possible that the gravity that it generates could pull a few off.

What is a rock orbiting the sun?

It is an asteroid.

Which planet is nearest the sun?

Mercury is nearest the sun.

What planet is the Sun nearest to?

The Sun is nearest to Mercury

How far is asteroid from the sun?

There are lot's of asteroids and each one is a different distance from the sun. Between Mars and Jupiter is the Asteroid belt. Is that what you mean?

What is the difference from an asteroid to a dwarf planet?

A dwarf planet is a body that orbits the sun - is often beyond the orbit of Jupiter and is classified below a planet. An asteroid is a body that orbits the sun within the asteroid belt.