Space hazardsPosted: December 14, 2011
You can impress your friends and family tonight with this little quiz. Did you know there’s a difference between a meteoroid, meteor and meteorite?
A meteoroid is interplanetary matter within our solar system. (Basically, it’s a bit of ‘rock’ that’s come off an asteroid or comet)
A meteor is a metereoid which enters the earth’s atmosphere and burns on entry – a shooting star.
A meteorite is a meteoroid which has survived its journey through the earth’s atmosphere and crashes to earth.