Asteroids, Meteoroids, Meteors, Meteorites, and Comets by Gavin adams, jack riordan, & Christian cox

We are comparing 5 different space rocks that are similar to each other.

The comet, also known as a "dirty snowball." Comets are irregular shaped solid grains of matter and frozen gases. They are made of 3 different parts: the tail, the nucleus, and the coma.

Next is asteroids. They are classified as rocky and metallic objects that orbit the Sun. They are too small to be called a planet. Most are found in the Asteroid Belt in between Mars and Jupiter.

Meteoroids are pieces of stony and/or metallic meterial traveling in outer space. These space rocks are smaller than asteroids, and also orbit the sun like a planet.

Meteors are a streak of light in the sky from meteoroid burning up because of friction of gases. Sometimes they are known as ¨shooting stars.¨

Meteorites are meteoroids that reach the surface of Earth without completely burning up. Type are stony, stony iron, and iron.


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