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Brooke & Tiara's Blog

Where do asteroids hang out?Asteroids hang out in the asteroid belt.What do they look like & what are they made up of?Asteroids are chunks of rock and metal that orbit the sun in the same way that planets orbit.

Asteroids

What type of path do asteroids follow/take on?The Asteroids travel in an elliptical & inclined path inside the Asteroid belt between Mars & Jupiter.How are asteroids paths monitored? They are monitored by astronomers.

What are asteroids?Asteroids, sometimes called minor planets or planetoids, are small Solar System bodies in orbit around the Sun, especially in the inner Solar System; they are smaller than planets but larger than meteoroids.

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COMETSComets are balls of leftover rock and ice that were originally part of a nebula formed when a star exploded into a supernova. These balls didn't form into planets when most of the material in our nebula merged together, about 4.5 billion years ago. Instead, the comets kept on circling around the Sun on their own.

Comets

Meteoroids could be tiny particles left behind by a comet or can even be an asteroid. Meteoroids are in orbit around the Sun.

Meteors

Most people are familiar with the term "shooting star," but few know its importance. Actually, it is not a star shooting across the sky, but a small piece of solid matter called a meteoroid colliding with the atmosphere. As the meteoroid enters the Earth's atmosphere, the friction created by its incoming velocity causes its surface to heat up, and the flash of light records the passage of a meteor.

Meteorites

Meteoroids

Comets, asteroids, meteoroids, meteors, and meteorites are all different. They also have some similarities. They're all different because they all don't have the same features or do the same things. Our blog explains what they do. They're also made out of different things. They're the same because they all are in outerspace. They all can land on our Earth, though. Meteoroids, meteors, and meteorites are all related.

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