5th February, 2012

Many people use the terms asteroid and meteor interchangeably. Since this makes my brain sad, I decided to clear things up a little bit.
Asteroid-Small solar bodies that revolve around the sun.Meteoroid- A small fragment of an asteroid which revolves around the sun.Meteor- A meteoroid that enters the atmosphere and burns up (a shooting star).Meteorite- A meteoroid that survives entry into the atmosphere and makes                 contact with the planets surface.

Many people use the terms asteroid and meteor interchangeably. Since this makes my brain sad, I decided to clear things up a little bit.

Asteroid-Small solar bodies that revolve around the sun.
Meteoroid- A small fragment of an asteroid which revolves around the sun.
Meteor- A meteoroid that enters the atmosphere and burns up (a shooting star).
Meteorite- A meteoroid that survives entry into the atmosphere and makes
                contact with the planets surface.

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