asteroids and meteors and meteorite

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asteroids and meteors and meteorite

An asteroid is a rock in space that orbits the sun. Asteroids can go up to 25,000 miles per second. Sometimes asteroids make a crater in planets from hitting them.

MeteorsMeteors orbit the sun. You may think that a shooting star is a flying star, but it`s really a meteor flying in space.

MeteoriteMeteorites are like meteors, but instead meteorites have hit earths ground. Meteorites are a big ball of flames.




A meteor hit Russia on February 15. The time was 10:20 when the biggest explosion happened. The meteor was traveling about 40,260 miles per hour.

An asteroid hit South Africa about 2,000,000,000 years ago. The crater is about 118 miles long.

65,000,000,000 years ago, an asteroid hit Yucatan Peninsula. The huge impact killed all the dinosaurs. The asteroid was about 10 kilometers.

On January 18, 2010 a meteor the size of a mango landed in a medical office in Lorton, Virgina. It weighed about 308 grams.

On September 15, 2007 an meteorite hit earth in a village of carancas. The meteorite was about 1 meter in diameter. The crater that the meteorite made was about 4.5 meters deep and 13 meters wide.


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