Astroids, Comets, Meteorites

By: Jared BAier

ASTROIDS

There are three types of them carbon, metal, and silicone.


METEROID

A small body moving in the solar system that would become a meteor if it entered the earth's atmosphere.


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METEOR

A small body of matter from outer space that enters the earth's atmosphere, becoming incandescent as a result of friction and appearing as a streak of light.


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METEORITE

A solid piece of debris, from such sources as asteroids or comets, that originates in outer space and survives its impact with the Earth's surface.


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HALLEY'S COMET

Halley is the only short-period comet that is clearly visible to the naked eye from Earth, and the only naked-eye comet that might appear twice in a human lifetime.


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