Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids
By: Gabriela Molina
and Sergio Valencia
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
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
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
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
By: Meghna Mathews
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.