Meteors Meteorites and Meteoroids
The picture above shows an meteor shower, an event that occurs when a group of meteors appear upon Earth's sky. The picture besides it shows a picture of the Hoba Meteor it is the largest meteor in the world that we know of. It was found in Southwest Africa, weighing an outstanding 119,000 pounds.
Meteoroids are chunks of rock, debris, stony, iron, stony-iron, chondrite, carbonaceous, and achondrite that floats in
Meteors also known as shooting stars are smaller meteoroids that burn when they reach Earth's surface. Meteors can come in a variable of many different shapes and sizes, due to the fact that no meteoroid burn the same.
Meteorites are basically the leftover pieces of the meteoroid. They stay drifting in space in random chunks.
The simple truth
The three do not have any specific size,and they don't rotate nor revolve. They can be anywhere in space, and because there are so many moving they do not have a specific distance away from anything. They also have no atmosphere or gases inside them. Even though they consist if the exact same matter, they all have a different concept.
We have covered a lot of facts about Meteors, meteorites, and meteoroids, but we have 5 extra facts :)
A meteor shower occurs when the Earth passes through the trail of debris left by a comet or asteroid. That is the reason of the constant visit of meteors at one period of time.
We all have heard the term fireball but honestly what Is it? A fireball is a meteor that I'd brighter than the planet Venus.
Meteors are sometimes observed with red, yellow or green trails. The colors are caused by the ionization of molecules - like oxygen which appears to be green. That is one of the reasons people love to see the colorful sky of meteors.
Ever wondered how meteors received their names? Meteor showers get their names from the constellation in where their radiant is located. For example the Perseids meteors come from Perseus the constellation.
Finally our last fact. On November 12, 1799. Which was 215 years ago an astronomer born in Vermont named Andrew Ellicott Douglass has reordered the first meteor shower known to man. In his our nap he wrote. “whole heaven appeared as if illuminated with sky rockets, flying in an infinity of directions, and I was in constant expectation of some of them falling on the vessel. They continued until put out by the light of the sun after day break.”