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Asteroid

Asteroid

Resembling a star.

Origin: g. Aster, star, _ eidos, resemblance


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Theories - Origin of Life

... from comets, you're just pushing the problem further away and further in time, but the question still remains. But it is true, that each comet/asteroid could have brought other compounds and when they mixed here, some pre-life could emerge.

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by JackBean
Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:21 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
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Re: Would an asteroid simply just pass through Jupiter

If you remer when the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 hit jupiter they resulted in at least 4 explosions on the "surface" of jupiter. THe oters answered you correctly on the hydrogen part. I guess you could think of it liike water. When it is in its gas form there might be very little resistance so...

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by vrc53
Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:00 pm
 
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Topic: Would an asteroid simply just pass through Jupiter
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Would an asteroid simply just pass through Jupiter

... it burned up after about 150 miles - that's not too far given the size of the planet! An additional thing to consider is the speed of impact. An asteroid would likely be travelling at a significant pace, and so would hit like somebody belly-flopping into a swimming pool. Jupiter's massive gravitational ...

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by Babybel56
Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:38 am
 
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Would an asteroid simply just pass through Jupiter

... not very far in terms of Jupiter's size! It may be a gas giant, but it's far from just a cloud! Another thing to consider with something like an asteroid is that the speeds it is likely travelling at will mean it will strike like somebody belly-flopping into a swimming pool! The impact will still ...

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by Babybel56
Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:35 am
 
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Would an asteroid simply just pass through Jupiter

I'm just curious seeing as Jupiter has no solid surface

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by OlliWoods
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:59 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would an asteroid simply just pass through Jupiter
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