How fast do asteroids move?


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According to Yury Zaitsev, at Space Daily, an asteroid has a speed of about 55,923 miles per hour on average. Potential asteroid impacts on Earth have become a concern in recent years, with scientists suggesting the monitoring of all space objects in close proximity to the Earth.

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How fast do asteroids move?
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As Space Daily explains, the total mass of all asteroids in the solar system is less than the mass of Earth's moon. Most asteroids lie in a vast ring between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, with the main asteroid belt holding more than 200 asteroids that are larger than 60 miles in diameter.

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