There is always some confusion about the different terms linked to space rocks; are they asteroids, meteoroids, meteors or meteorites? You can think of them all as one piece of rock at different stages of its life.

Meteoroids are small pieces of stone or metal-like debris that detach from Mars or the moon and enter into space. These small rock-like objects can range in size from grains of dust to about the size of a pebble. Some larger meteoroids are said to have been asteroids from the asteroid belt that have wandered off into space.

When these meteoroids gain speed…

Amita Vadlamudi

Amita Vadlamudi has worked in the IT industry for more than 30 years, and served as a computer systems engineer at a major financial services company.

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