Earth and Space Science

Claire Thompson

Meteor, Meteorite, Meteoroid, and Asteroids

Meteor- when it enters our atmosphere


Meteorite- when it hit the ground

Meteoroid- in space

Asteroids are always bigger.

Asteroids

C-Type- carbon most common

M-Type- metal- mostly iron rare

S-Type- silicon reflects light

Comets

Nucleus- frozen center. ice, gas, dust- very small


Coma- roughly spherical blob

Dust Tail-composed of dust. fades away from the sun

Ion tail- charged gas, faces away from the sun