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  • 1. By: Tanner Hollrith and Marissa Kummer Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors.
  • 2. Comets . Comets
  • 3. Comets info
    • Comets are a ball of Ice and dust that makes a tail when it approaches.
    • They are also leftovers from when the universe was made.
    • All comets have nucleus, that is the ice, dust, and rock in the comet.
    • When the comet approaches the sun, the solar energy melts the ice and vaporize. The gas form the comet make the tail.
    • The gas also makes a cloud all over the comet called a coma.
  • 4. Famous comet.
    • A famous comet is hale-bopp. It was discovered in July 23, 1995 . The comet is about 25 miles across and it has the longest time visible by the naked eye 19 months.
    • It was founded by Thomas Bopp an amateur astronomer that is a active observer. Hale-bopp was the first comet he ever found.
  • 5. Asteroids
  • 6. Asteroids Info
    • An Asteroid is a small rocky object that is in the solar system.
    • Many of the asteroids in the solar system in orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter called the asteroid belt.
    • Asteroids are rocky fragments left over from the formation of the solar system about 4.6 billion years ago
  • 7. Famous Asteroid.
    • Ida is the 243 rd asteroid to be discovered.
    • Ida was founded by……
    • The reason that Ida was found later on is because, Ida is only 58 x 23 in diameters.
    • For Ida to rotate around the sun it takes 4.633 hours.
    • Ida is exactly 2.861 astronomical units from the sun.
  • 8. Meteors, Meteorite, and Meteoroid.
  • 9. Meteor
    • A meteor is a small ball of light that appears in the night sky briefly
    • It is also called Shooting star.
    • Some wish a pone the meteor and make a wish.
    • It is said that if you wish on a shooting star your wish will come true.
    • The meteoroid when it falls down into the earth atmosphere it burns up into a meteor or a shooting star.
  • 10. Meteoroid
    • Is a small rocky, metallic object that orbits the sun and stays in the night sky.
    • When the meteoroid intersected the earths orbit it is called a meteor. When it goes past the atmosphere it is called at meteorite.
  • 11. Meteorite
    • A meteorite is a small chunk of metal or rock that falls down to earth h or any other planet.
    • An iron meteorite (of the ataxtite group) weighing some 60,000 kg is the largest meteorite ever found. It still lies where it was found in 1920 at Hoba Farm, near Grootfontein, Namibia. Surprisingly, there is no crater, because the meteorite entered the atmosphere at a long, shallow angle and was slowed down by the atmospheric drag .
  • 12. Difference of Meteors, Meteoroids, and Meteorite
    • There is no really different between the Meteors, Meteoroids and the Meteorite. It is a cycle of the balls of rock. It starts of as the Meteoroid and falls down to the atmosphere and becomes a Meteor. If Meteor get past the atmosphere it becomes the Meteorite, if it doesn’t past the atmosphere it stays as the Meteors and turns into the shooting star.
  • 13. Work Cited
    • &quot;Curious About Astronomy? Comets, Meteors and Asteroids.&quot; Curious About Astronomy? Ask an Astronomer . N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2010. <http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/comets.php>.
    • &quot;meteoroid.&quot; The Worlds of David Darling . N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2010. <http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/M/meteoroid.html>.
    • &quot;Famous Comets!.&quot; Amazing Space . N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Jan. 2010. <http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations
    • &quot;Comet Hale Bopp.&quot; www.salzgeber.at . N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2010. <http://www.salzgeber.at/astro/pics/9703293.html>.
  • 14. Work Cited 2
    • &quot;MIRA :: Field Trips to the Stars :: Comets.&quot; Welcome to the Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy . N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2010. <http://www.mira.org/fts0/planets/102/text/txt001x.htm>.
    • &quot;How Asteroids are Formed | Paranormalknowledge.com.&quot; Paranormalknowledge.com | Paranormal Articles . N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2010. <http://www.paranormalknowledge.com/articles/how-asteroids-are-formed.html>.
    • &quot;No Title.&quot; Department of Mathematics . N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2010. <http://www2.mat.dtu.dk/people/S.Wolff/>.
  • 15. Work Cited 3
    • &quot;Spaceflight Now | Destination Mars | Opportunity rover finds an iron meteorite on Mars.&quot; Spaceflight Now . N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2010. <http://spaceflightnow.com/mars/mera/050119meteorite.html>.
    • &quot;Morningguyed.com » 2009 » June.&quot; Morningguyed.com . N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2010. <http://www.morningguyed.com/index.php/2009/06/>.
    • &quot; File:Hoba Meteorit... - Wikimedia Commons.&quot; Wikimedia Commons . N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2010. <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hoba_Meteorit...>.