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Title: Comets, Asteroids, and Meteoroids


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Comets, Asteroids, and Meteoroids
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Comets
  • Chunks of ice and dust that usually have long
    elliptical orbits.

Nucleus
Tail
Coma
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Asteroids
  • Large chunks of rock found mostly in Asteroid
    Belt between Mars and Jupiter.

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Meteoroids
  • chunks of rock and dust in space.
  • Meteor- a meteoroid that burns in the
    atmosphere- produces a streak of light.
  • nickname Shooting star
  • MeteoriTe- a meteoroid that doesnt burn up in
    the Earths atmosphere and lands on or Touches
    Earth.

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Meteoroids, Meteor, or Meteorite?????
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