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An asteroid is an object that is smaller than a planet that most often orbits a star, but it can sometimes orbit big planets. The asteroid orbited the star. The asteroid crossed over Jupiter's orbit.


shaped like a star any of numerous small celestial bodies composed of rock and metal that move around the sun (mainly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter)

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Don't confuse a comet with an asteroid.
On the fifteenth of February, two thousand and thirteen, an asteroid, at a distance of twenty eight thousand kilometres, with a size the of half a football field, passed our planet.
An asteroid passed close to Earth on Saturday.
A large asteroid was responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs.
The asteroid belt is located in the region between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
What would happen if a large asteroid struck the earth?
When Ceres was first discovered it was called a comet. Within a year it was called a planet. Within one more year it was called an asteroid. Since 2006, it has been called a dwarf planet.
Ceres contains one-third of the mass found in the asteroid belt.
The asteroid belt contains at least 40,000 asteroids that are more than 0.5 miles across.
In a post-apocalyptic scenario, aliens have discovered Earth and made a museum of the humans that were wiped out by a cosmic collision with an asteroid to the planet.
A skull shaped asteroid flew by the Earth on Halloween.
These space rocks orbit the Sun in a large, circular region called the asteroid belt.
Eros is the first asteroid to be landed upon by a spacecraft.
The asteroid broke up into small pieces as it entered Earth's atmosphere.
This asteroid passed close to Earth.
The Chicxulub crater in Mexico may have been created by the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs.
An asteroid is a bit of rock.

Movie subtitles

Nothing left of Fester but a plump asteroid.
We're a mile deep, on an asteroid, almost solid iron.
Approaching an asteroid belt.
He's drifting into the asteroid belt.
We're clearing the asteroid belt.
Why don't you go chase an asteroid?
More than an asteroid, like a small planetoid, I should say, possibly a remnant from a planet breakup.
Approaching what seems to be an asteroid belt, sir.
An asteroid.
Could the enemy vessel be hiding behind the asteroid?
Then the asteroid is the missile's point of origin.
Typical asteroid chemically, but it is not orbiting.
Mr. Chekov, plot the course of the asteroid vessel.
We'll land on an uncharted asteroid and then undergo an experience designed for goose bumps and palpitations because, in the twilight zone, next time out, you'll see that monsters come in all assorted sizes and shapes.
We're a mile deep, on an asteroid, almost solid iron, and even through our deflectors, it did this.
Approaching an asteroid belt, captain.
He's seen the asteroid too, sir.
He's drifting into asteroid belt, captain.
Bridge to Transporter Room. Their vessel has been hit by an asteroid.
We're clearing the asteroid belt now, captain.
The Enterprise is dead in space, stopped cold during her pursuit of an alien raider by mysterious forces, and I have been somehow whisked off the bridge and placed on the surface of an asteroid, facing the captain of the alien ship.
Aye, they make regular trips from here, carrying supplies to the asteroid belt for the miners and bringing cargo out.
Like I always say, after you've seen one asteroid you've seen them all.
Failure of the atomic missiles to explode the asteroid is still an unexplained mystery.
Unofficial estimates are that the asteroid will land somewhere on the North American continent, but no two experts agree exactly where that will be.
The asteroid is heading in the general direction of New York, but it hoped that it will pass over without damage to the city.
That unusual sound you hear is being given off by the approaching asteroid.
We understand that static from the asteroid is interfering.
Les, the asteroid will stay put.
He flew down to investigate the asteroid.
No, I can't get anything either. - Maybe it's an asteroid.
Approaching an asteroid belt, Captain.
He's seen the asteroid, too.
He is drifting into asteroid belt, Captain.

News and current affairs

For example, the asteroid that exploded above Siberia in 1908 with the force of a hydrogen bomb might have killed millions of people had it exploded above a major city.
Yet that asteroid was only about 200 feet in diameter.
Indeed, in part because tsunamis are one of the risks of an asteroid collision, the Indian Ocean disaster has stimulated new interest in asteroid defense.
Deflecting an asteroid from its orbit when it is still hundreds of millions of miles from Earth is a feasible undertaking.
At the current rate, NASA may not complete the task for another decade, even though such mapping is the key to an asteroid defense because it may give us years of warning.
We may be in the process of causing mass extinctions the likes of which the planet has not seen since an asteroid crashed into earth 65 million years ago.
At more than 360 meters in diameter, the asteroid, Apophis, is a dozen times larger than the Tunguska space object (presumably a meteorite or comet) that devastated a large part of eastern Siberia a century ago.
Some unknown comet or other space object could fly near enough to the asteroid in the next few decades to change its predicted path, perhaps in a way that redirected it toward Earth.
According to Perminov, the proposals that Roscosmos is considering do not envision trying to destroy the asteroid, but rather to use the laws of physics to change its path.
Scientists have proposed various ways to deflect an asteroid away from the Earth.
Another method is to use mirrors, light, or painted colors to change the way the asteroid absorbs heat, which could also shift its direction.
Others have suggested ramming a spacecraft or other object into the asteroid to alter its momentum.
A few scientists, and many science-fiction writers, have also speculated about using nuclear weapons to destroy or damage an asteroid, comet, meteor, or alien spacecraft heading toward the earth.
Even if the nuclear warhead broke the asteroid into many small pieces, they could have time to re-combine into another large object.
Since an asteroid collision could, like global climate change, affect all of humanity, should not everyone have some say in the decision?

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