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astronomymeteors (Meteors ** )

Astronomy — Meteors


  • Meteors are stony or metallic objects or material in space.  They range from microscopic to huge.
  • It is estimated that 80 to 100 million meteors collide with Earth’s atmosphere every day.
  • Four million tons of meteor dust fall to Earth every year.
  • Meteor showers occur when Earth passes through the fragmented remains of a comet.
  • Meteorites are meteors and meteoroids that survive their fiery plunge to Earth.  The oldest meteorites date back to 4.6 billion years, the age of our solar system.

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