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Asteroids Explained In Images: Here Are 5 Unknown Facts About Deadly Space Rocks

Space is the boundless three-dimensional extent in which objects and events have relative position and direction. There are many objects in the space that are still mysterious. Recently, we have been constantly hearing about the asteroids (space rocks), meteoroids and comets. Well, it won’t be wrong to say if any of these celestial bodies hit Earth, than the existence of humans will be in danger. So, News Nation brings to you the unknown (lesser known) facts about asteroids.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 09 September 2019, 03:08:42 PM
Asteroid (Photo Credit: Pixabay.com)

Asteroid (Photo Credit: Pixabay.com)

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Space is the boundless three-dimensional extent in which objects and events have relative position and direction. There are many objects in the space that are still mysterious. Recently, we have been constantly hearing about the asteroids (space rocks), meteoroids and comets. Well, it won’t be wrong to say if any of these celestial bodies hit Earth, than the existence of humans will be in danger. So, News Nation brings to you the unknown (lesser known) facts about asteroids. Asteroid (Photo Credit: Pixabay.com)

Asteroid (Photo Credit: Pixabay.com)

Asteroid (Photo Credit: Pixabay.com)

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Asteroids are small rocky object that orbits the earth. Sometimes asteroids crash into another asteroid and small pieces break off. These small pieces are meteoroids. Asteroid (Photo Credit: Pixabay.com)

Asteroid (Photo Credit: Pixabay.com)

Asteroid (Photo Credit: Pixabay.com)

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Asteroids in our solar system are found between Mars and Jupiter which is called as ‘Main Belt’. Asteroids can also be located around the solar system as some space rocks orbit the sun in a path that takes them close to earth.

Asteroid (Photo Credit: Pixabay.com)

Asteroid (Photo Credit: Pixabay.com)

Asteroid (Photo Credit: Pixabay.com)

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Typically, asteroids are larger than 10 meters in diameter. The space rocks approach towards the Earth due to the gravitational forces that affect them.

Asteroid (Photo Credit: Pixabay.com)

Asteroid (Photo Credit: Univ Tokyo/JAXA)

Asteroid (Photo Credit: Univ Tokyo/JAXA)

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A car-sized asteroid slams into the Earth's atmosphere about once in a year. On the other hand, an asteroid large enough to threaten the existence of life on Earth arrives once in every few million years.

Asteroid (Photo Credit: Univ Tokyo/JAXA)

Asteroid (Photo Credit: ESA)

Asteroid (Photo Credit: ESA)

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Asteroids, if hit Earth, can bring tsunamis, shock waves and flattening winds that could be catastrophic. There are more than 7 lakh asteroids that have been found in space.

Asteroid (Photo Credit: ESA)