Asteroids, Meteoroids, Fireballs… #shorts
#shorts #insanecuriosity #asteroids
An asteroid is a small rocky, iron or icy debris flying in space.
A meteoroid is a…small asteroid (from microns to 1 meter).
A meteor is the light emitted from a meteoroid or an asteroid as it enters the atmosphere.
A fireball is a meteor brighter than Venus.
A bolide is the light emitted by a large meteoroid or asteroid as it enters the atmosphere.
A meteorite is a fragment of a meteoroid or an asteroid that survives passage through the atmosphere and hits the ground.
Difficult to remember, huh?
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