Asteroids and meteors
<div>Asteroiqds are small, airless rocky worlds revolving around the sun that are too small to be called planets. But look at their size, asteroids can be dangerous. Many have hit Earth in the past, and more will crash into our planet in the future!</div>
<div>The asteroid belt is a region of space between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter where most of the asteroids in our Solar System are found orbiting the Sun. The asteroid belt probably contains millions of asteroids!</div>
<div>Why does our solar system have an Asteroid Belt? 4.6 billion years ago, when our solar system was being formed, a tenth planet tried to form between Mars and Jupiter. However, Jupiter were too strong, so the material was unable to form a planet.</div>
<div>Meteoroid is a small body moving in the solar system that would become a meteor if it entered the earth's atmosphere!</div><div><br></div><div>All meteorites come from inside our solar system. Most of them are fragments of asteroids that broke apart long ago in the asteroid belt.</div><div><br></div>
<div>Crater Facts</div><div>The Barringer Meteorite Crater, also known as “Meteor Crater”, is a huge hole in the middle of the desert outside Flagstaff, Arizona.</div><div>How big is the crater?</div><div>The crater is about 1 mile wide and 570 ft deep.</div><div>How was the crater created?</div><div>About 50,000 years ago, a meteorite traveling about 20 km/s smashed into the Arizona desert. The explosion was equal to 2.5 megatons of TNT!</div><div><br></div><div><br></div>
<div>Asteroids are leftovers of the early Solar System.</div><div> By studying asteroids, we get a sense of what the Solar System used to look like billions of years ago.</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>Asteroids have moons.</div><div>While we think of moons as something that orbits a planet, asteroids also have smaller bodies that orbit them! The first known one was Dactyl, which was discovered in 1993 to be orbiting a larger asteroid called Ida. More than 150 asteroids are known to have moons, with more being discovered periodically. A more recent example is one discovered orbiting Asteroid 2004 BL86, which passed 750,000 miles .</div><div><br></div><div><br></div>
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