Meteors!

physical properties, location, & movement of Meteors

what are meteors?

when I think of the word Meteor, I think that its HUGE! A meteor is not a rock its comet dust that's called a meteor.

  • meteorites are usually smaller than a grain of sand

  • meteor showers get their name from constellation from where they're located

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history of Meteors

  • First meteor shower was observed over 2000 years ago
  • some meteor showers are over 100 years old

how fast are meteors? Why do they light up?

  • meteorites hit the Earth’s atmosphere at super-high speed, sometimes faster than 90,000 miles per hour

    • streaks of light caused by tiny specks of comet-dust hitting the earth's atmosphere at a very high speed and vanishes in flashes of light

Fun facts!

  • The root word meteor comes from the Greek meteōros, meaning "high in the air"
  • when it reaches the ground its called a meteorite
  • difficult to monitor from the ground
  • about 30 meteor showers are visible a year
  • have three main classifications, irons, stones and stony-irons
  • meteor showers happen when earth goes through the trail of debris left behind by a comet or asteroid

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