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Are asteroids celestial bodies?

Asked by G. dorgon, Last updated: Apr 02, 2020

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Amla Amelia

Amla Amelia

Answered Apr 01, 2020

The correct answer to this question. Asteroids are celestial bodies. The term asteroid itself means a group of small celestial bodies. These bodies are in the solar system and orbit around the sun. Most asteroids are found along the main asteroid belt. They also have elliptical orbits between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars.

Other celestial bodies include the Sun, moon, and the stars. Compared to those things, asteroids are much smaller. Some believe they are smaller because they are objects leftover that were unable to come together to create a mass. Others believe they were parts of planets that existed before they exploded.

 

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Answered Mar 22, 2020

Asteroids are celestial bodies because they fit perfectly into the various reasons that classify the sun, moon, stars, to be called celestial bodies. Celestial bodies like the sun, moon, asteroids, stars, are called celestial bodies because they exist outside the atmosphere of the Earth.

Asteroids are relatively smaller when you compare their sizes with that of the planets, and that is why they are not usually referred to as planets. It is believed that they are leftover objects that did not coalesce or stick together to form a single mass. Other reports also revealed that they were formed when a planet that existed before exploded.

While this is really not that important, it is important to know that asteroids also move around the sun, and they don't have regular shapes. Also, while the majority of them exist in the main asteroid belt, others are found in the orbit of some planets.

 

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