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Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids By: Gabriela Molina Meghna Mathews and Sergio Valencia Asteroids Asteroids are huge rocks in space that go around the orbits of planets such as, Saturn, and Jupiter. The “doomsday rock” was the asteroid that is said to have killed all of the dinosaurs. It was said that the rock was so big (40 miles high and 40 miles wide) that it took about half of the pacific ocean. By Sergio Valencia Facts of Asteroids It is said that at least 50 or more big asteroids can destroy Pluto. Asteroids are amazing objects in space that have many qualities. It can move at 3 million miles per hour. And they stop mostly in a gravitational pull like in Saturn and Jupiter. By Sergio Valencia Asteroids of Chaos Asteroids are much more powerful then meteors because the asteroids go at least 2X the speed of a meteor. It is much bigger and faster. First, it goes in a circle of a big planet (Jupiter and Saturn) and then gets launched and then eventually hits something. By Sergio Valencia What is a Comet? by :Gabriela Molina A comet is made of frozen gases and rock. Its body is formed like a snowball. Small bodies of rock, iron and frozen water and gases that orbit the sun in elliptical orbits. As they get close to the sun the gas vaporizes leaving a tail of dust and debris. A famous comet and who discovered it? By: Gabriela Molina The most famous comet is Halley's comet. Halley appeared in the sky 76 years ago. But who discovered Halley's? Well, Edmond Halley found Halley in 1682.Also the comet was named after Edmond Halley. By: Meghna Mathews Meteors Showers What is a meteor shower? A meteor shower happens when Earth passes through a path of a comet. Meteor shower displays are related with Earth’s way through meteor streams. Lots of meteors occur over a long period of nights. By: Meghna Mathews Meteors Meteors glow because of friction from the atmosphere when it is on fire. Meteors are made of rock and dust particles. Meteors have different names. They are called fireballs, shooting stars, and falling stars.
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