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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meteoroid

A meteoroid is a small rocky or metallic body in outer space. Meteoroids are significantly smaller than asteroids, and range in size from small grains to 1 meter -wide objects. Objects smaller than this are classified as micrometeoroids or space dust. ... This phenomenon is called a meteor or "shooting star". A series of many ...

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 ... by solar radiation, forming a dust tail that can be many millions of miles long. ... 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.nasa.gov/mission_pages/asteroids/overview/fastfacts.html

... when 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 .... So this is how a hit song, inspired by a drawing from a rock star's young son, ... speed to its destination at a faster pace than is typical for a larger spacecraft.

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

Jun 9, 2017 ... 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.

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 ...

astroweb.case.edu/ssm/a201f15/HW_5.pdf

In Io tidal forces from Jupiter combined with Io's eccentric orbit causes the interior to be ... 30) How big an object causes a typical shooting star? a) a grain of ...

www.tulane.edu/~sanelson/geol204/impacts.htm

Dec 1, 2014 ... They are more commonly known as shooting stars. ... Such collisions could have caused the larger bodies to be broken up into the ... When a large object impacts the surface of the Earth, the rock at the site of the impact is ...

www.studyblue.com/notes/note/n/exam-2/deck/16677266

Feb 22, 2016 ... Did a large terrestrial planet ever form in the region of the asteroid belt? No, because ... How big an object causes a typical shooting star?

actuarialschool.com/astronomy

May 22, 2017 ... a large baked potato takes longer to cool than a small baked potato. Which of the ... How big an object causes a typical shooting star? a grain of ...