Comets & Meteors
In this section you will learn about comets, meteor types and the dangers of an impact with Earth.
Here is a brief and simplistic definition table of some of the terms you will learn about:
|Object||Where they are||Comments|
|Comet||From Outer Solar System to Sun||Ice-rock, Long tail|
|Asteroid||Mostly Between Mars & Jupiter||Rock|
|Centaur||Mostly Between Jupiter & Neptune||Rock/Ice|
|Meteoroid||Follow path of comet or asteroid||Smaller Rock|
|Meteor||Entering Earth’s atmosphere||‘Shooting Star’|
|Meteorite||Landed on Earth from Space||Rock / Iron|
|Micrometeorite||Same but smaller||Rock / Iron|
When you have finished in this section, take the quiz to test your knowledge.