Category Archives: Astronomy

How Many Asteroids Have Hit Earth ?

 

Earth has been hit by asteroids many times throughout its history. Space.com states there were 26 observed explosions attributed to asteroid strikes between the years 2000 and 2013. Chelyabinsk, Russia experienced a 600-kiloton meteor strike that left the area devastated and over 1,000 people injured in February 2013.

 

How Many Asteroids hit Earth

 

Earth and Asteroids

How Many Asteroids Have Hit Earth

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How Many Moons are in the Solar System ?

181 moons

There are 181 known natural moons orbiting planets in our Solar System. 173 moons orbit the “full-size” planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune), while 8 moons orbit the smaller “dwarf planets” (Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris).

 

How Many Moons are in the Solar System