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Meteors, meteoroids and meteorites are different forms of space rocks.

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    Meteors

    Meteors

    by CK-12 //basic
    Describes the properties of meteors.
    MEMORY METER
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    Stunning View of Lyrids and Earth at Night

    Stunning View of Lyrids and Earth at Night

    by CK-12 //basic
    On April 21, the 2012 Lyrid meteor shower peaked in the skies over Earth. While NASA allsky cameras were looking up, astronaut Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station trained his video camera on Earth below. Video footage has revealed breathtaking images of meteors ablating -- or burning up -- over Earth at night. This video is a composite of 310 still frames from that evening.
    MEMORY METER
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  • Video
    What are Meteors, Meteoroids, and Meteorites?

    What are Meteors, Meteoroids, and Meteorites?

    by CK-12 //basic
    Explains the differences between meteors, meteoroids, and meteorites.
    MEMORY METER
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  • Downloadable Quiz
    Meteors Quiz - MS ES

    Meteors Quiz - MS ES

    by CK-12 //basic
    Reviews characteristics of meteors.
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  • Real World Application
    What Formed This Crater?

    What Formed This Crater?

    by CK-12 //basic
    Evidence that Barringer Crater was formed by a meteorite impact includes high pressure minerals, overturned sedimentary rock layers, rock debris and fragments of the meteorite.
    MEMORY METER
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  • Real World Application
    Mesosphere Magic

    Mesosphere Magic

    by CK-12 //basic
    The mesosphere is where two seemingly magical phenomena take place: meteors and the aurora.
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