Meteors and Meteorites By Jared January, 2010
A meteor is bright streaks of light that appear for a very short time in the sky.
A meteorite is a meteor that makes it to the Earth.
Meteorites make craters.
Millions of meteors occur in the Earth’s  atmosphere every day.
Meteors become visible when a meteoroid enters the Earth’s atmosphere.
We see a meteor when it enters the Earth’s atmosphere and air rubs against the meteor which heats it and it leaves a shini...
Sometimes people call meteors and meteorites fireballs.
Sources <ul><li>Author - Robin Karnod </li></ul><ul><li>Title - Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors </li></ul><ul><li>Year - 20...
Picture Sources <ul><li>http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/browse/PIA04945.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://photojournal.jpl.nas...
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  1. 1. Meteors and Meteorites By Jared January, 2010
  2. 2. A meteor is bright streaks of light that appear for a very short time in the sky.
  3. 3. A meteorite is a meteor that makes it to the Earth.
  4. 4. Meteorites make craters.
  5. 5. Millions of meteors occur in the Earth’s atmosphere every day.
  6. 6. Meteors become visible when a meteoroid enters the Earth’s atmosphere.
  7. 7. We see a meteor when it enters the Earth’s atmosphere and air rubs against the meteor which heats it and it leaves a shining trail and glows for a second.
  8. 8. Sometimes people call meteors and meteorites fireballs.
  9. 9. Sources <ul><li>Author - Robin Karnod </li></ul><ul><li>Title - Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors </li></ul><ul><li>Year - 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Article - Meteor </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia - World Book Discovery </li></ul><ul><li>Year - 2009 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Picture Sources <ul><li>http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/browse/PIA04945.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/browse/PIA07269.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/browse/PIA05759.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/browse/PIA02952.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/browse/PIA00135.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/browse/PIA00135.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/browse/PIA08529.jpg </li></ul>

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