17 Interesting Facts about…<br />Asteroids andMeteoroids<br />By: Stephanie Rooke<br />
Asteroids- How Far Apart are They in the Belt?<br />Flying through the asteroid belt isn't dangerous (It's not at all like...
Asteroids-How Where they Formed?<br />During the beginning of the universe, two bodies would collide and stick together, e...
Asteroids- Accretion?<br />The process that helped form the planets and asteroids is called accretion. <br />
Most asteroids are covered in a dust called regolith<br />Asteroid Dust?<br />
Asteroids- Are Planets the only ones with moons?<br />Space Craft Galileo proved that asteroids can also have moons when i...
Asteroids want friends too?<br />Asteroids like to group together. There are four main groups that the asteroids are group...
Meteoroids- How many?<br />There are hundreds of thousands of meteoroids orbiting the sun<br />
When a meteor produces enough light to cast a shadow on the earth it is called a fireball. <br />Meteoroids- HOT! HOT! HOT...
When a fireball explodes in the atmosphere, it is called a bolide.<br />Meteoroids- Kaboom!<br />
Meteors, in size, range from a grain of sand to a baseball. <br />Meteoroids- How Big?<br />
The largest meteors are sometimes broken bits of asteroids.<br />Meteoroids or Asteroids?<br />
Radiant is the direction or area that the meteor shower comes from. <br />Meteoroids-What is Radiant?<br />
The radiant of the Leonide meteor shower is located in the constellation of Leo. <br />Meteoroids- Leo vs. Leonide?<br />
Meteor streams are the particles left by comets in their orbit around the sun.<br />Meteor Streams?<br />
Meteor showers are created by cosmic debris that enter the earth's atmosphere at very high speeds. <br />Meteor Showers?<b...
There are about 9 annual meteor showers per year. <br />Meteoroids- How many?<br />
On any night, any location, a few meteors can be seen each hour. <br />Meteoroids- When Can you See Them?<br />
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  1. 1. 17 Interesting Facts about…<br />Asteroids andMeteoroids<br />By: Stephanie Rooke<br />
  2. 2. Asteroids- How Far Apart are They in the Belt?<br />Flying through the asteroid belt isn't dangerous (It's not at all like in the movies with a dense field of huge imposing spinning rocks). These asteroids are spread over such an enormously large amount of space that the chances of you hitting one would be extremely low.<br />
  3. 3. Asteroids-How Where they Formed?<br />During the beginning of the universe, two bodies would collide and stick together, eventually creating a planet or a asteroid (the only difference is that planets had more mass)<br />
  4. 4. Asteroids- Accretion?<br />The process that helped form the planets and asteroids is called accretion. <br />
  5. 5. Most asteroids are covered in a dust called regolith<br />Asteroid Dust?<br />
  6. 6. Asteroids- Are Planets the only ones with moons?<br />Space Craft Galileo proved that asteroids can also have moons when it flu past asteroid 243 Ida and discovered a moon dactyl<br />
  7. 7. Asteroids want friends too?<br />Asteroids like to group together. There are four main groups that the asteroids are grouped in: the main belt, the Kuiper belt, Trojans, and the scattered disc.<br />
  8. 8. Meteoroids- How many?<br />There are hundreds of thousands of meteoroids orbiting the sun<br />
  9. 9. When a meteor produces enough light to cast a shadow on the earth it is called a fireball. <br />Meteoroids- HOT! HOT! HOT!<br />
  10. 10. When a fireball explodes in the atmosphere, it is called a bolide.<br />Meteoroids- Kaboom!<br />
  11. 11. Meteors, in size, range from a grain of sand to a baseball. <br />Meteoroids- How Big?<br />
  12. 12. The largest meteors are sometimes broken bits of asteroids.<br />Meteoroids or Asteroids?<br />
  13. 13. Radiant is the direction or area that the meteor shower comes from. <br />Meteoroids-What is Radiant?<br />
  14. 14. The radiant of the Leonide meteor shower is located in the constellation of Leo. <br />Meteoroids- Leo vs. Leonide?<br />
  15. 15. Meteor streams are the particles left by comets in their orbit around the sun.<br />Meteor Streams?<br />
  16. 16. Meteor showers are created by cosmic debris that enter the earth's atmosphere at very high speeds. <br />Meteor Showers?<br />
  17. 17. There are about 9 annual meteor showers per year. <br />Meteoroids- How many?<br />
  18. 18. On any night, any location, a few meteors can be seen each hour. <br />Meteoroids- When Can you See Them?<br />

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