They're big balls...from space.
- It's thought that this asteroid threw so much moisture and dust in to the atmosphere that it cut off sunlight, lowering temperatures worldwide and causing the extinction of the dinosaurs.
- Shooting stars are actually meteors or meteorites.
Meteor falling to Earth!
Most meteorites are either iron, stony or stony-iron
They're coming in hot.
When a meteoroid hits the Earth’s atmosphere, it may be travelling at 130,000mph
Meteor hitting Earth.
That would definitely kill us.
What they're made of.
They're made of iron and stone. A meteor sometimes explodes above the surface, causing widespread damage from the blast and ensuing fire. This happened in 1908 over Siberia.
Meteor vs. Earth
A small meteor taken after it hit earth.
smaller meteors don't cause as much damage as large meteors.
If a meteor is large enough it can cause mass destruction and extinction.