Meteor showers by: Kennedy and Hannah

Cool facts about Meteor Showers

This is a meteor shower.
  • Meteors are caused by rock and dust.
  • Meteors are just small asteroids.
  • People can see thousands meteors fall per hour.
  • Meteors can be as small as a grain of rice.
  • Meteors can be as big and large as a boulder.
A meteor shower can be beautiful
  • Meteors travel to earths atmosphere as fast as 45 miles [45k] per second.
  • That is 2,500 times faster than a fast baseball pitch.
  • A shooting star is NOT a star at all. It is a meteor.
  • Some meteors are so bright they can be seen during the day.
  • One million meteors can be seen from Earth every day!
so beautiful!!!!
  • Most meteoroids never hit the ground.
  • Small meteoroids burn up completely.
  • Large meteoroids explode and break in the atmosphere.
  • The gravity pull of Jupiter pulls asteroids in and then sends it out to Earth.
  • Meteors come from broken asteroids.
  • Meteors can not be seen without an atmosphere
  • A meteor is brighter than Planet Venus.
  • Meteors are sometimes observed with red, yellow, or green tails.
  • Large falling meteors can result in an electromagnetic pulse that is strong enough to temporarily interrupt radio communications.
  • A lot of meteorites melt from the heat from the pressure within seconds
meteors destroy the planets. LOL
  • The international space station has shielding to protect it from meteors up to an inch wide.
  • Meteoroids are significantly smaller than asteroids.
  • Scientists can hear meteors with a good enough antenna.
  • Smaller meteors simply vaporize when they hurt earths atmosphere.
  • The Northern Hemisphere is the best place to catch a meteor shower.
  • Meteors showers can fall at 44 miles per second.
  • In New York State a meteorite weighed as much as a bowling ball.
  • Nearly4 billion meteors fall on Earth every day!
  • Meteor crates in the US State of Arizona is 4,000 feet across.
  • About 26,000 meteorites that are larger than a pebble land on Earth each year!
  • When meteorites burn up in the atmosphere, it turns into a meteor.
  • The willame meterorite is the largest meteor in the U.S.A.
  • In Russia [February 15, 2013] a Chelyabinsk meteor streaked through the sky that was almost as long as a bowling lane.
  • Meteors are also called shooting stars.
  • Thousands of tons of meteoroid dust falls on Earth every year
  • Big meteor showers happen around the same time every year!

Questions

  1. What is the biggest Meteor to hit the U.S.A?
  2. How fast can meteors fall?
  3. How many meteorites that are larger than a pebble land on Earth each year?
  4. What are meteors and how do they form?
  5. What is a shooting star?

Credits:

Created with images by Jaykhuang - "Perseid Meteor Shower 2016" • Forsaken Fotos - "Star Trails / Meteor Shower"

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