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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroid_belt

The asteroid belt is the circumstellar disc in the Solar System located roughly between the ... Nonetheless, collisions between large asteroids do occur, and these can .... about the 13th of November and the 11th of August, of shooting stars, which ... increase or decrease in the typical dimensions of the main-belt asteroids.

www.space.com/15353-meteor-showers-facts-shooting-stars-skywatching-sdcmp.html

Aug 13, 2015 ... Meteor Showers and Shooting Stars: Formation, Facts and ... Some large meteors splatter, causing a brighter flash called a ... Whether an object breaks apart depends on its composition, speed ... No meteorite was ever found, and for years many scientists thought the devastation was caused by a comet.

www.space.com/16105-asteroid-belt.html

May 4, 2017 ... Orbits of inner planets are shown as large circles in this ... Most of these objects, called planetoids or asteroids — meaning "star-like" — orbit ...

www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/asteroids/overview/fastfacts.html

... a meteoroid enters the Earth's atmosphere and vaporizes; a shooting star. ... Only once every few million years, an object large enough to threaten Earth's civilization comes along. .... NASA Radar Spots Relatively Large Asteroid Prior to Flyby ..... This significant tilt causes our planet to experience seasons: The northern ...

www.ck12.org/book/CK-12-Earth-Science-For-Middle-School/section/25.4

Feb 23, 2012 ... Explain where comets come from and what causes their tails. Discuss the ... Figure below shows a typical asteroid. Asteroid Ida with its tiny ... When large asteroids hit Earth in the past, many organisms died. At times, many ... People call them shooting stars because that's what they look like. But meteors are ...

sites.uni.edu/morgans/astro/course/Notes/section4/new22.html

Comets may appear as huge objects in the sky, but they are typically only about ..... The impact caused the comet to brighten slightly, but that didn't last very long. ... This gives them a typical distance from the Sun of about 2-3.5 A.U. To see the .... A meteor is also known as a shooting star, though, of course, it has nothing to  ...

glencoe.mheducation.com/sites/0010202009/student_view0/chapter11/online_quiz.html

C), The object that causes a "shooting star," but before it passes through the atmosphere. D), Any one of the large, rocky bodies that orbit the Sun, primarily between Jupiter and Saturn. 2 ... Typical asteroids are irregularly shaped. Why is Ceres ...

curious.astro.cornell.edu/our-solar-system/comets-meteors-and-asteroids

Jan 16, 2015 ... Comets are objects composed mostly of ice and dust that grow tails when they ... KBOs, including a large object called Quaoar which is half the size of Pluto. ... Meteors are the short, white trails across the sky that we call "shooting stars." They are caused by small pea-sized pieces of inter-planetary dust that ...

www.studystack.com/flashcard-1291239

Did a large terrestrial planet ever form in the region of the asteroid belt? ... How big an object causes a typical shooting star? a grain of sand or a small pebble.

nineplanets.org/meteorites.html

A meteor is a bright streak of light in the sky (a "shooting star" or a "falling star") produced by ... A very large number of meteoroids enter the Earth's atmosphere each day ... In contrast to the Barringer Crater event, the Tunguska object completely ... Was it a comet or an asteroid that caused the Chicxulub crater in the Yucatan ...