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Why don't asteroids get pulled into Earth's gravity?
Question Date: 2015-05-15
Answer 1:

Actually, there's a small chance that an asteroid will be pulled by Earth's gravity. It's just that these asteroids are usually far away from us (they're mostly in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter), and Earth's gravity is not strong enough to affect them. However, once in a while, an asteroid gets a little too close to Earth.

One of the most famous asteroids is the one that struck Earth during the time of the dinosaurs, which scientists have blamed for their extinction. I hope I answered your question. Good luck with your studies!

Answer 2:

Most asteroids are not magnetic, and even they are, the Earth's magnetic field isn't strong enough to grab anything other than charged particles from the sun, which are far more magnetic than any magnet.

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