Elements of Space By: Ashley,Elizabeth,Brayan

Comets- irregularly shaped body made of solid grains of matter and frozen gases. Sometimes called dirty snowballs. Have tails that follow them. The tails go the opposite way of the Sun.

Meteors- a streak of light in the sky from the meteoroid burning up because of friction with gasses in the atmosphere. Sometimes called falling or shooting stars.

Asteroid- classified as rocky and metallic objects that orbit the Sun. Too small to be planets.

Meteoroids- a piece of stony or metallic material traveling in outer space. Smaller than asteroids.

Meteorites- a meteoroid that reaches the surface of Earth without completely burning up. Types include: stony, stony iron, iron.

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Created with images by skeeze - "spiral planetary nebula nebula universe" • 1980supra - "space stars photoshop" • Navicore - "2009 Leonid Meteor" • NASA Goddard Photo and Video - "Hubble Witnesses an Asteroid Mysteriously Disintegrating" • NASA Hubble - "Decades of Discovery: NASA’s Exploration of Jupiter" • Hubble Space Telescope / ESA - "Fall of a meteorite on Mars (STRACCIA LORELLA)" • NASA Goddard Photo and Video - "NASA Unveils Celestial Fireworks as Official Image for Hubble 25th Anniversary"

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