The Difference Between Meteors, Meteorites, and Meteoroids

A Meteoroid

Did you know that the same object can become a meteor, a meteorite, and a meteoroid during its lifespan?  How is that possible, and what is the difference between meteors, meteorites, and meteoroids?

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9 Stunning Pictures of Meteor Impact Craters on Earth

meteor crater

Meteor Crater

One of the most awe-inspiring sights that you can observe on Planet Earth is the crater left behind from a huge meteor that struck the planet at some point in its history. We often forget that we are just another planet in space, and are vulnerable to the massive collision that occurs when a meteor impacts Earth.  This set of 10 pictures of meteor impact craters should help you appreciate just how amazing a meteoric impact truly is.

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