Stuff in space

joe chrostek

Asteroids

Asteroids are large rocks in space. There are three types of asteroids, C, S, and M. A C-type is made of carbon and is the most common. The S-type is made of silicon and reflects light. And a M-type is made of metal and iron, this is the rarest kind of asteroid.

Meteors, Meteorite, and Meteoroids

These are smaller than asteroids. A meteoroid is still in space, a meteor is when it enters the atmosphere, and a meteorite is when it hits the ground.

Comets

A comet has a frozen nucleus surrounded by a coma, which is a spherical ball of gas. The dust tail is made of dust and the ion tail if composed of charged gas. The tail faces away from the sun due to solar wind. A famous comet is Haley's comet.