Rocks from space in color

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  • Rocks from space in color

    1. 1. ROCKS FROM SPACE In color
    2. 2. Learning Outcomes I can explain the difference between the types of rock in space I can talk about the probability that a rock from space might CRASH INTO THE EARTH
    3. 3. Rocky Planets Balls of rock so large they are round and dominate their region in space, orbit the Sun
    4. 4. Dwarf Planets Smaller balls of rock: roundish, not necessarily dominant in their area, orbit the Sun
    5. 5. Moons Rocks that orbit planets
    6. 6. Asteroids Small rocks that orbit the Sun
    7. 7. Comet Tiny bits of rock and ice that orbit the Sun. Like dirty snowballs.
    8. 8. Meteoroid A little rock in space
    9. 9. Meteor A streak of light as a meteoroid enters the atmosphere (which causes heating)
    10. 10. Meteorite If any of the meteoroid survives, the little bit of rock left over is called a meteorite

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