What’s the difference between an asteroid, a meteor and a meteorite?

Asteroids are roving rocks found in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

A Meteor also known as shooting stars, meteors are places of rocks or ice that enter the Earth’s atmosphere. As much as 22,000,000 pounds (10,000,000 kg) of meteors burn harmlessly in the atmosphere each day.

Any piece of space debris that survives the fiery entry into Earth’s atmosphere is known as a meteorite once it touches down.


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