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Asteroid, Meteor, Meteorite and Comet: What’s the Difference?

  Comet: A body of ice, rock and dust that can be several miles in diameter and orbits the sun. Debris from comets is the source of many meteoroids. Meteoroid: A small rocky or metal object, usually between the size of a grain of sand or a boulder, that orbits the sun. It originates from [...]

By |2018-10-16T12:34:06+00:00October 16th, 2018|Latest Post|0 Comments

Geminid Meteor Shower 2017

What are meteors and meteoroids? Rocks and dust particles from space that are about to collide with Earth's atmosphere are called meteoroids. Those that enter and streak through the atmosphere are called meteors.   What causes a meteor shower? Usually when comets, which are chunks of ice with lot of dust, come close to the [...]

By |2017-12-12T11:17:44+00:00December 13th, 2017|Latest Post|0 Comments