Space hazards

You can impress your friends and family tonight with this little quiz.  Did you know there’s a difference between a meteoroid, meteor and meteorite?

A meteoroid is interplanetary matter within our solar system. (Basically, it’s a bit of ‘rock’ that’s come off an asteroid or comet)

A meteor is a metereoid which enters the earth’s atmosphere and burns on entry – a shooting star.

A meteorite is a meteoroid which has survived its journey through the earth’s atmosphere and crashes to earth.

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