• Question: How are astroids made in our astmosphere

    Asked by suns1red on 26 Apr 2024. This question was also asked by Taylor.
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      Martin McCoustra answered on 26 Apr 2024:

      Asteroids aren’t made in our atmosphere. They are the rocky rubble left over from the formation of the Solar System and tend to orbit somewhere between Mars and Jupiter in the Asteroid Belt. Sometimes, however, gravity gives them a kick in our direction and the might move in our direction. Often they miss, but 63 million years ago one hit the Earth and helps wipe out the dinosaurs. That could happen again and wipe us out!