Some asteroids do cross earth's orbit, but most do not.
Asteroids strike the surface of the Earth randomly. There is no place on the earth that is a preferred location for asteroid strikes.
When the two orbits intersect, they will collide. Most asteroids are in orbit around the Sun, as the Earth is. They seldom cross paths, making an impact pretty rare. Most asteroids are large enough to easily make it through the Earth's atmosphere.
Yes, asteroids fall to earth all the time, but most of them don't make it through the atmosphere because it perishes and burns up before it can even hit earth, but nothing to worry about because most of the asteroids that hit earth are relatively small. Hope this helps.
No. Most asteroids are in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
Earth is much more massive than asteroids and comets, and thefore has much stronger gravity, which pulls it into a spherical shape. Most asteroids and comets do not have strong enough gravity to do this.
There are some asteroids that are closer to the sun than the Earth, but most are further out, with the main concentration between Mars and Jupiter.
Main Belt asteroids -- a band of asteroids located in the "missing planet" gap between Mars and Jupiter. None of these are economically attractive in a near term program because they are too far from Earth.Amor asteroids -- asteroids whose orbits approach but do not cross Earth orbit, and whose orbits are further from the Sun than Earth's orbit (i.e., "outside-t" Earth orbit). Many have orbits which reside entirely between Earth and Mars. Some of these are economically attractive in the near term.Apollo asteroids -- asteroids whose orbits cross Earth's orbit. Apollo asteroids spend most of their time outside Earth orbit. Many of these are economically attractive in the near term.Aten asteroids -- asteroids whose orbits cross Earth's orbit. Unlike Apollos, Atens spend most of their time inside Earth orbit. A large percentage of known Atens are economically attractive in the near term.
The plane in which the Moon orbits the Earth is not exactly aligned with the plane in which Earth orbits the Sun. AS a result, most of the time, the Moon will pass north or south of the Earth's shadow.The plane in which the Moon orbits the Earth is not exactly aligned with the plane in which Earth orbits the Sun. AS a result, most of the time, the Moon will pass north or south of the Earth's shadow.The plane in which the Moon orbits the Earth is not exactly aligned with the plane in which Earth orbits the Sun. AS a result, most of the time, the Moon will pass north or south of the Earth's shadow.The plane in which the Moon orbits the Earth is not exactly aligned with the plane in which Earth orbits the Sun. AS a result, most of the time, the Moon will pass north or south of the Earth's shadow.
no some are bigger and some are smaller
Most asteroids do not make it through our Earth's atmosphere because it burns and perishes before it can reach the planet.
Throughout the solar system. We think of the "asteroid belt" as a roughly toroidal (doughnut-shaped) region of space between Mars and Jupiter, but in fact there are asteroids close to Earth, in between Earth and Venus, and in closer to the Sun than Venus is. We don't have a good reckoning as to how many asteroids are out beyond Jupiter; most asteroids are too small to be seen, that far away. But we can be confident that there are quite a few! Beyond the orbit of Neptune, we no longer call them "asteroids"; they are referred to as "Trans-Neptunian Objects" or even further out, "Kuiper Belt Objects". But they are merely asteroids by another name.
Most asteroids are in the Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter. But a few do come close to the Earth; these are called Near Earth Asteroids. You can see a list of NEAs, and the dates that they will come closest to the Earth, at www.spaceweather.com. Asteroids and comets have collided with the Earth in the past, and someday one will collide with Earth in the future. Depending on the mass of the asteroid, the damage could be catastrophic. 65 million years ago, scientists now believe that an asteroid or comet hit the Earth, causing the extinction of the dinosaurs and most life on Earth.
Well at the moment, we don't know. But the reason we don't often see asteroids around earth, is because Jupiter is help us by sucking in most of the asteroids.
All the time. The most common area for asteroids (as far as we know right now, anyway!) is in the "asteroid belt", an indistinct area between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. But we really don't have a good inventory of asteroids. New ones keep being discovered, often just as they are passing the Earth or just after having passed by the Earth. The smaller and more distant ones are probably a complete mystery to us, and will be until we GO there and explore for ourselves.
Between Earth and Mars there is a large asteroid belt.
An asteroid, because the orbits of the asteroids are nearer to the earth than the comets.
The other planets' gravity affects Earth. Most importantly among these are the effects of Jupiter and Saturn, which deflect asteroids from hitting Earth.
The prevailing theory for years has been that they were captured asteroids. However, because their orbits are nearly circular and their orbital planes are close to Mars' equatorial plane (neither of which is to be expected from captured asteroids), some scientists believe they may debris from a late impact on Mars itself (similar to the currently prevailing theory for the formation of Earth's Moon).
No most of the asteroids are in the asteroid belt which is between Mars and Jupiter.
Most meteorites are rocky and primitive.
If, by "small," you mean relative to what astronomer classify as planets, such objects are referred to as either planetoids or, even smaller, as asteroids. There are vast numbers of asteroids orbiting the sun. Many of them strike the moon and the Earth, though the Earth's atmosphere destroys most of the smaller asteroids.
It most certainly will. It has been struck several times by asteroids in the past, and it is practically inevitable that it will be struck by asteroids again in the future.
Venus does have craters. Like Earth, most of the smaller asteroids burn up in the atmosphere.
The primary difference is that asteroids orbit the sun, like the planets, while the moon orbits around Earth. Most of the asteroids have odd shades, while the moon is fairly spherical.