Meteoroids → Meteors → Meteorites
Meteoroids become Meteors.
And if Meteors lands on Earth, It is known as meteorite
Meteoroids is a small rock which floats in space
Meteors is a small object which enters earth's atmosphere at very high speed
Due to friction of atmosphere, it gets heated up
It glows and evaporates quickly
Why are Meteors called Shooting stars?
They cause bright streaks of light, they are actually not stars
If Meteors land on the surface of the earth, it is a meteorite
Difference between Meteorides, Meteors and Meteorites
|It does not glow||It glows||It does not glow|
|It does not fall on earth||It does not fall on earth||It actually falls on earth|
|It does not cause damage to earth||It does not cause damage to earth as it does not reach earth||It may cause damage and destruction on earth and loss of life and property|
What are meteor shower
When earth passes the tail of the comet a large number of meteors are seen
These are known as Meteor shower
NCERT Question 11 - Name two objects other than planets which are members of the solar system.
NCERT Question 4 (e) - Shooting stars are actually not ____________.