Space Rocks

Jessica Gilliam

Meteors

Meteors are bits of rock and ice that get pulled in by earth's gravity . They are sometimes called shooting stars.

Asteroids

Most asteroids come from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. They are small metallic bodies that orbit the sun but are too small to be considered planets.

Comets

Comets are sometimes called dirty snowballs . They are a mixture of ice and dust. A comet's tail always points away from the sun.