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What asteroid passes nearest to the sun?

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2012-05-26 18:40:09
2012-05-26 18:40:09

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


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




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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.


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Yes! The asteroid belt orbits the sun. Olivia


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The planets nearer the sun than the asteroid belt are; Mars Earth Venus Mercury


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


The Sun is nearest to Mercury


Mercury is nearest the sun.


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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.


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?


Mercury (planet) is the nearest planet to the Sun.Planet Mercury is in orbit nearest 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.


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.



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