What Meteors Are Made Of

Meteors are made of some hard rocky material. They are sometimes metallic if it has iron in it. Meteors can also be made of iron, or stone with iron.


Most of the time, pieces fall to the ground. When it's in space, it's call a meteoroid. When it enters Earth's atmosphere, it's called a meteor and when it hits earth, it's called a meteorite.
The difference between Meteoroids, Meteors, and Meteorites

Fun Facts

  • Most meteoroids burn up before they hit .
  • In a meteor shower, 100 meteors pass per hour.
  • The best place to find a meteorite is in Antarctica.
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