All about Meteors

By:Milaan Wells

Facts About Meteors:

  • Meteors are made out of dust or sand grains sized pieces of rock.
  • They are easier to see at night during the lower light conditions at night.
  • The Earth's atmosphere has millions of meteors everyday.
  • Meteors can travel as slow as 25,000 miles per hour to 160,000 miles per hour.
  • They have high risk of damage to things especially to Earth.

Meteors,Meteorites,and Meteoroids

Meteoroids

Facts about Meteoroids

  • A meteoroid is a small rock of debris in our solar system.
  • The fastest meteoroids travel in the solar system at a speed of 42 kilometers per second and 26 miles per second.
  • They range in size from dust and around is 10 meters in Diameter.

Facts About Meteorites

  • A meteorite is bits of the outer space that enters the Earth's surface surviving the impact.
  • They are chunks that are no bigger than dust and sand.
  • When in the outer space they are known as meteoroids but once they inter the Earth's surface they are known as meteors.
The difference between Meteoroids, Meteors, and Meteorites

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So basically Meteors,Meteorites,and Meteoroid are the same rocks but don't have the same meanings and can cause alot of damage to things so it is important to keep a distance while enjoying the view.