Minor Objects of the Solar System By brandon wade and jaiden earles

  • Asteroids are classified as rocky and metallic objects that orbit the Sun.
  • Too small to be planets.
  • Most asteroids are in a belt between Mars and Jupiter
  • Ceres was considered a asteroid, but is now a dwarf planet
  • A comet is a irregularly shaped body made of frozen gases and matter
  • They have a elliptical orbit
  • A comet are sometimes called a dirty snowball
  • A comet has 3 parts the Nucleus, the Coma, and the Tail
  • While a comet orbit the sun it burns off material
  • The tail is always pointing away from the sun
  • A meteoroid is a piece of stony or metallic material traveling in outer space.
  • Meteoroids are smaller than Asteroids.
  • Meteoroids travel around the Sun in orbit.
  • A meteor is a streak of light in the sky from a meteoroid burning up because of friction with gasses in the atmosphere.
  • A meteor is sometimes called "shooting" or "falling" star.
  • About 3,000 metric tons ( 6,612 lbs ) fall to Earth as dust per day.
  • A meteorite is a meteoroid that reaches the surface of Earth without burning up.
  • types include stony, iron, and stony iron
Created By
Brandon Wade


Created with images by skeeze - "spiral planetary nebula nebula universe" • WikiImages - "asteroid meteorite comet" • kevin dooley - "Comet Hale-Bopp" • [fluxa] - "Fusion Crust" • ikewinski - "Meteor" • PeterJupke - "meteorite stone hoba"

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