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The density of an asteroid differs.


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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.

This would depend on a number of factors, including:The exact mass and size of the asteroidWhere it hits the EarthThe trajectory of the asteroidThe initial velocity of the asteroidThe density of the asteroidPotential damage that an asteroid can cause includes:Damage from blast wavesDamage from resulting earthquakesDamage from resulting firesDamage from tidal waves if the asteroid hits a body of water

determining its mass from its gravitational pull on a spacecraft, satellite, or planet.

Yes, even the smallest asteroids can create massive craters because they are travelling at such tremendous speeds. Several variables can affect the size of the crater, including the size, speed and density of the asteroid, the density of the ground and the angle at which the asteroid strikes.

That will depend on the exact shape, and the material it is made of.You can get an estimate, by assuming a spherical shape, calculating the volume, and multiplying that by some density (for example, the density of water). The actual mass may be a bit more than that if its a rocky asteroid; a bit less if it's ice, for instance.

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

The asteroid responsible for the Chicxulub crater measured about 6 miles in diameter (32,000 feet) and would have weighed around twelve trillion tons (assuming an average density of 2.7 g/cm3).

The largest asteroid, Ceres, is in the asteroid belt.

The first confirmed case of an asteroid orbiting another asteroid is the asteroid Ida which is orbited by a smaller asteroid orbiting it called Dactyl; other asteroid moons have been found since.

This is mainly because the asteroid belt is thinly distributed (i.e it has a low density). Half of it's total mass is contained within four large asteroids - Ceres, Vesta, Pallas, and Hygiea. As a result, there is only a small chance that a spaceship would be hit by an asteroid; it is estimated that there is less than 1 in a billion chances of such a collision occurring.

That's right; Ceres is the largest asteroid.

What is the Definison for asteroid

The biggest asteroid in our solar system is the Ceres asteroid.

The asteroid belt does not have moons: it has asteroids, which is why it is called the asteroid belt!

Main asteroid beltThe asteroid belt

If there is an atmosphere, the light will gradually dim as the asteroid approaches the asteroid.

Varies. Each planet and moon has varying densities, the asteroid belts have differing densties, and blank space between planets actually has a density (cast off material form sun and planets.) On average the space between celestial bodies has a density approaching 0.

The asteroid missed the Earth's atmosphere by inches.We will begin asteroid mining soon.

What asteroid? There were several.

An asteroid is a gray and brown.

a rather large asteroid

the asteroid raced across from Mars to Jupiter

An asteroid is a single piece of rock, whereas an asteroid belt is an area that contains millions of individual asteroids.

You are correct! This is the reason why many scientists believe that the moon was once long ago part of the earth, that an asteroid possibly dislodged, or the roation of the earth spun off a piece of the planet.

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