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Math and Science

Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors!

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By Kendall

In fifth grade, we learned about asteroids, comets, and meteors. Here are some facts about them.¬†Asteroids are in between Mars and Jupiter in something called the Asteroid Belt. Asteroids range from 1 meter (3.337 feet) to 1,000 kilometers (591.8 miles) in diameter. Asteroids are usually caught as moons, for example, Mars’ moons Deismos and Phobos.¬†Comets are made from ice and gases from formation of the gas planets. Comets are found in the Oort Cloud. Comets have the most elliptical orbits in the solar system. Meteoroids are large rocks that break off of asteroids during collisions. Meteors are large rocks traveling through Earth’s atmosphere. Meteorites are very small rocks that land on Earth, they usually also have an impact while landing. In conclusion, asteroids, comets, and meteors are all debris. They are all large rocks that eventually will all become few large objects.

By Michella

How much do you know about comets, asteroids, and meteors? Well, I’m going to tell you more about them. Comets are made out of rock, gas, and dust. When it hits the atmosphere, it heats up and makes a tail behind the comet. Asteroids are composed of mostly rock . Like comets, asteroids heat up and it causes a tail to zoom behind the asteroid when it is near or entering an atmosphere. This causes shooting stars. A meteoroid is a rock that wen entering an atmosphere heats up and becomes a meteor. The heat shrinks the meteor and it any of it makes it through the atmosphere it is called a meteorite. I hope you enjoyed learning about comets, asteroids, and meteors. I know I did.

By Reagan and Sairia

Our names are Reagan and Sairia. We will talk to you about asteroids, comets, and meteors. First, asteroids orbit around the sun. Asteroids are leftover from a planet. They are also not equally sized shapes because they come from different planets. Next, comets are made of gas, ice, and rock. When comets are near the sun, they begin to melt. The comets have a trail behind them. The comets trail is blue. Last but not least, when meteors go toward any planet, they slowly start to begin to burn. When meteors hit the Earth or any other planet they turn into meteorites. When meteors hit the atmosphere they begin to burn because of the gases around the atmosphere. Thank you for reading our blog post! We hope you enjoyed it.

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3 Comments

  1. I think this was really fun and it was cool because we get to do some thing fun like a project.

  2. We learned about that comets have an ice path behind it when it gets close to sun. Also, meteors are called meteorites when it hits the floor, and meteoroid when it is in the Earth’s atmosphere. Asteroids also are made of dust and rock just like everything else. I really enjoyed this project when I did it.

  3. It is really cool that comets have an ice path when they get closer to the sun. I found it interesting that meteors are called meteorites when they are in space and then they become a meteoroid when it hits Earth’s atmosphere.

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