OBJECTS IN SPACE!

ASTEROID

Small rocky body orbiting the sun, found in the asteroid belt

COMET

An object consisting of a nucleus of ice and dust and, when near the sun, a “tail” of gas and dust particles pointing away from the sun. Halley's Comet is a very famous one, it can be seen every 75 years.


Meteors, Meteorites, and Meteoroids

  • small body of matter form outer space that enters the Earth's atmosphere.
  • meteor that survives the passage through Earth's atmosphere.
  • small body moving in the solar system that would become a meteor if it entered the atmosphere.


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