By : James Parker and Aaron Wills
Rocks that burn up in Earth's atmosphere that cause streaks of light that we consider "shooting stars," But not literally.
Meteorites are meteors that don't completely burn up in Earth's atmosphere, but instead hit the ground scattering material around the impact area.
Meteoroids are chunks of rocks that stay in space.
Sometimes referred to as "dirty snowballs," comets are a chunk of ice and dust with a tail facing away from the sun, and an elliptical orbit.
Just like meteoroids, these rocks stay in space and can be found most commonly between Mars and Jupiter.