Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Fascinating fact #3: Light Fantastic

A meteoroid is the proper term for a small rocky body out there in space that would become a meteor if it fell into the Earth's atmosphere and caused the consequent atmospheric light show that meteors provide on high. (Meteor comes from the Greek meteoron "lofty").  If a meteor happens to make it to the earth, its remnant is then called a meteorite.



  1. excellent lesson, theorris.

  2. An asteroid is a big rocky thing out there. Much bigger than a meteoroid. Think a moon but smaller, but bigger than a breadbox.