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Most asteroids are not in the same plane as earth. The word plane is quite generic. Some asteroids come very close to earth, and that is not a good thing as they could cause serious damage.

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What is the name of the most abundant METAL in the earths crust

An maritime tropical air mass would be best described as

What are the main sources of meteoroids

The lifting and removal of loose material by wind is called

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Do asteroids cross the Earth's orbit as they orbit the Sun?

Some asteroids do cross earth's orbit, but most do not.


Where do asteroids strike the most?

Asteroids strike the surface of the Earth randomly. There is no place on the earth that is a preferred location for asteroid strikes.


How does the earth get impact by the asteroids?

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.


Do asteroids fall to the earth?

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.


Are most asteroids are distributed between Earth and Mars?

No. Most asteroids are in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.


Why is the earth spherical in shape while most asteroids and comets are not?

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.


Which is closer to the sun asteroids or earth?

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.


What are the names of the asteroids that cross Earth's orbit and Jupiter's orbit?

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.


Why doesn't a total Lunar eclipse every month?

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.


Are most asteroids about the same size of the earth?

no some are bigger and some are smaller


Why don't all asteroids make it into our atmosphere?

Most asteroids do not make it through our Earth's atmosphere because it burns and perishes before it can reach the planet.


Where do Asteroids exists?

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.


What are NEAs?

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.


When would Earth experience a meteor shower?

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.


When do most asteroids orbit the sun?

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.


Where do most asteroids orbit between what planets?

Between Earth and Mars there is a large asteroid belt.


Which is most likely to be a more frequent visitor of earth a comet or an asteroid why?

An asteroid, because the orbits of the asteroids are nearer to the earth than the comets.


How do other planets affect Earth?

The other planets' gravity affects Earth. Most importantly among these are the effects of Jupiter and Saturn, which deflect asteroids from hitting Earth.


What is the most likely origin of the Martian Moons?

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).


Is Earth located inside the asteroid belt?

No most of the asteroids are in the asteroid belt which is between Mars and Jupiter.


Most meteorites collected on Earth are of the rocky primitive variety although most asteroids are of the carbon-rich variety?

Most meteorites are rocky and primitive.


A small rocky object orbiting the sun is what?

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.


Will Earth be struck by an asteroid?

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.


Does the planet Venus' have craters?

Venus does have craters. Like Earth, most of the smaller asteroids burn up in the atmosphere.


What is the difference between an asteroid and the moon?

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.