Asteroids and comets Compare and contrast

By Emily Snipp

A asteroid is a small rocky body orbiting the sun

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A comet is a celestial object consisting of ice and dust and, when near the sun, a “tail” of gas and dust particles pointing away from the sun.

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When asteroids and comets hit earth atmosphere the bursts in to a ball of flames

The Video is a fake video about a comet hitting earth

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Comets and asteroids orbit the earth

The made difference in a comet and a asteroid is what they are made up of.

This is the inside of an asteroid

They all can be many different sizes

This is what the inside of a comet look like

Asteroids formed much closer to the Sun, where it was too warm for ices to remain solid. Asteroids are made up of solid rock

Comets are made up of ice and dust

About once a year, an automobile-sized asteroid hits Earth's atmosphere, creates an impressive fireball, and burns up before reaching the surface.

They were both formed 4.5 billion years ago

Some Comets and asteroids are the same size

Credits:

Created with images by geralt - "space universe comet" • tonynetone - "Comet Biela" • skeeze - "montage planets jupiter" • jojo nicdao - "comet.jpg" • skeeze - "comet comet mcnaught butler" • kevin dooley - "Comet Hale-Bopp" • NatoPereira - "planets cosmos moon" • WikiImages - "moon saturn mimas" • DasWortgewand - "asteroid meteorite impact"

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