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Here is one: A massive comet or asteroid appears to have ended the dinosaurs lives.

No somebody had a massive dump and it killed them all

The last massive asteroid strike on earth was before human beings existed, making the answer "none".

Asteroid collision. A massive part of earth.

No. The craters on the moon are the result of massive asteroid and comet impacts.

Well that would depend on the size of the asteroid, but a substantial asteroid is likely to cause massive localized damage and destruction of entire ecosystems, blotting out of the sun from dust particles thrown into the atmosphere, tidal waves/tsunamis, massive loss of human life if centered near populated areas, to name a few.

Because of their high velocity, asteroids several times smaller than a planet can do disproportionate damage. An asteroid can cause mass-extinction (this is what is thought to have made the dinosaurs go extinct) through major climate change. When an asteroid impacts a planet, there is a massive explosion and all the kinetic and heat energy from the impact creates a crater several times larger than the asteroid itself. The impact (if on land) throws up massive amounts of rock and dust, if there is enough debris, there will like be a large dust cloud for several years.If the asteroid impacts on water, it can create a massive tsunami, or tidal wave, that can do massive destruction to shoreline communities.

Theory suggests that a massive meteor or asteroid caused the Hurricane or Red Spot on Jupiter.

Thousands of years ago, Uranus was hit by a massive asteroid.

Probably nothing at all. The Sun is so massive, that it would be like swallowing a fly.

Martian meteorites were ejected from the surface of Mars during massive asteroid and comet impacts.

It is not known for certain but it is likely that a massive asteroid impact caused the planets axis rotation to tilt.

I have heard that they speculate that when the asteroid hit the earth, it sent massive clouds of dust into the air. This led to the sunlight being blocked out and the oncoming of the ice age which in turn killed the dinosaurs.

Generally not, as asteroids generally are not massive enough to make themselves round with their own gravity. The only possible exception is the dwarf planet Ceres, which was classified as an asteroid for much of the time that people knew of it.

The largest asteroid is Ceres, with a diameter of 950 km (590 Miles). It is classified as a dwarf planet, the only one not orbiting in the Kuiper Belt beyond Neptune.The largest that is only called an asteroid is Pallas, although the third-largest asteroid, Vesta, is denser and therefore more massive. Pallas is about 544 km in diameter while Vesta is more oblate with a mean diameter of about 535 km.About 1000 km across.

the moon will break into half or it will break into pieces (depends how the comet or asteroid's size)

Many asteroids are not massive enough to cause a strong gravitational pull on a probe or a person.

No. An asteroid does not have enough mass. In order to become a black hole an object must be massive enough to be crushed by its won gravity. This takes an object at least several times more massive than the sun.

No. Asteroids are small solar system bodies in orbit around the sun. Stars are massive, luminous balls of plasma that is held together by gravity.

Jupiter's massive gravitational force, (along with Mars lesser gravitional force) prevented the asteroid belt from forming into a planet. Either that or it was a small planet (like Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars) that was smashed to bits after a collision with a very large object and the bits eventually formed into the asteroid belt.

There is no "impact asteroid". An asteroid impact however is when an asteroid hits a planet or moon.

Most astronomers - with some help from the statisticians - feel that a massive asteroid or cometary nucleus strike on earth is an inevitability someday down the road. That does not mean it will happen. It only means the odds seem to indicate it will.

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