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Q: Even though Earth has mass than the Sun the Moon orbits Earth because it's much nearer to it.?
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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.

Do the earth and the moon orbit the sun since the moon orbits the earth and the earth the sun?

Yes, while the Earth orbits the Sun, the Moon carries on orbiting the Earth, as it is not as affected by the distant gravity of the Sun as it is by the nearer gravity of Earth.

Even though the sun has a greater mass than earth the moon orbits earth because it's what to earth then to the sun?

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Icebergs are in the oceans, though they are located nearer to the top section of Earth, where it is colder and they can last.

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Because it orbits the earth

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Gravity. The moon orbits the earth because the moon is stuck in earths gravational pull.

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Because that is what it does, it orbits the earth.

How much farther away is mercury from the sun?

Sometimes Mercury is nearer than the Sun and some times it is further away - it all depends on where the Earth and Mercury are in their orbits.

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Why are you able to see the moon when it orbits behind the earth?

Because of Earth's Tilt.

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earth has day because it orbits the sun while it revolves on its axis.

What created the Moon's rotation and the revolution?

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