The meteoroids, Asteroids and meteorites, as fair to say these rocks from inspiring space both wonder fear among the Earthlings. But by knowing a bit more about each of them and how they differ may eliminate some of the potential misgivings.
Here are the definitions:
The Asteroid: A body which is large rocky in space in orbit around the Sun.
The Meteoroid: This is much smaller rocks or particles in orbit around the Sun.
The Meteor: We can say that If a meteoroid enters the atmosphere of Earth's and evaporates it becomes a meteor which is often known as a start which is shooting.
What are Asteroids?
The Asteroids that are found mainly in the asteroid belt between the planet Jupiter and Mars. We have seen that sometimes the planets orbits get perturbed or altered and some asteroids that end up coming closer to the Sun. and so we can say that therefore they are closer to Earth. In addition to all that we have discussed the asteroid belt but however we can say that there have been recent discussions among astronomers about the existence of potential which is of large number asteroids in the Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud.
The Asteroids are referred to as minor planets or the planetoids. They are bodies which are rockey that do not have an atmosphere. But however we can say that a few have their own moons. Our solar system contains asteroids millions, many of which are thought to be the remnants shattered of planetesimals bodies within the sun's young solar nebula that never grew large enough to become fully grown planets.
Characteristics and Size
The characters and the size of what classifies as an asteroid is not extremely well defined.
As we can say that an asteroid can range from a few meters wide like a boulder to objects that are kilometers hundreds in diameter.
Most of the asteroids which are made of rock are present but as we explore and learn more about them we know that some are composed of metal that is mostly iron and nickel.
According to NASA, a small portion of the asteroid population may be burned-out comets whose ices have evaporated away and been blown off into space.
Recently we have seen that astronomers have discovered some asteroids that comets mimic in that dust and gas and are emanating from them. And later as we earlier have mentioned there appears to be bodies which are large numbers with asteroid-like compositions but comet-like orbits.
What are Meteoroids?
The debris spaces that are smaller than an asteroid are known as meteoroids. A meteoroid we can say that is a piece of interplanetary matter that is smaller than an asteroid and then frequently is only the size of millimeters. Most of the meteoroids that enter the atmosphere of Earth's are so small that they vaporize completely and never reach the surface of planet's.
When they burn up during their descent they create a trail which is beautiful of light called a meteor that is sometimes known as a shooting star.
We have seen that mostly these are harmless but meteoris which are larger that explode in the atmosphere that is sometimes known as bolides can create shockwaves that can cause many problems.
Belt of Asteroids
It might be fair to say that these rocks are from space that inspire both wonder and earthlings. But we are already knowing a bit more about each of them and we can see that how they differ may potentially eliminate misgivings.
The Asteroids which are found mainly in the asteroid belt which is between Mars and Jupiter. That is Sometimes their orbits get altered or perturbed and some asteroids end up coming closer to the Sun. And then we can say that therefore it is closer to Earth. In addition to all that we have discussed the belt of asteroids.
However, we see that there have been recent discussions among astronomers about the potential existence of a large number of asteroids in the Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud. The Asteroids which are sometimes referred to as planets which are minor planets or planetoids but in general they are bodies which are rocky that do not have an atmosphere.