many times confused with meteors and meteoroids.
Meteorites are rocks from space that
strike the Earth.
Meteoroids are the same kind of object as meteorites, only they are still in space.
A Meteor (also known as shooting/falling
stars) is the light that is produced when a meteoroid enters the Earth's
Meteoroids could be tiny particles left
behind by a comet or can even be an asteroid. Meteoroids are in orbit around the
are usually classified as stones, irons or stony irons.
Have been known to be very large. The
Barringer Crater in Arizona (caused by a falling Meteorite) is just over 1/2
miles across and 660 feet deep.
picture above is an example of a Meteor shower.
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