Elements of the Solar SystemBy: Cole, hunter and carson
Comets are irregularly shaped body made of frozen grains of matter and frozen gasses. Sometimes called "dirty snowballs". They are made of three parts, nucleus, coma, tail. The tail always points away from the sun
Asteroids are classified as rocky and metallic objects that orbit the sun. The inner planets are actually gigantic asteroids. Most are located between Mars and Jupiter in the "asteroid belt".
Meteoroids are pieces of stony or metallic material traveling in space. Smaller than asteroids. The usually travel in orbits around the sun
Meteors are the streak of light that follows a meteoroid because of friction in the atmosphere. They are sometimes called "shooting" or "falling" stars.
A meteorite is a meteoroid that reaches earth's surface. When they hit they form impact creators. One of the biggest is the Arizona crater as shown. These are the smallest element.
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