Fun Facts About Space Rocks!
A meteoroid is a chunk of space rock. If it burns up while our atmosphere it's called a meteor and if a piece lands, it's called a meteorite.
Meteoroids that are more than 10 metres in diameter are asteroids.
The meteor that struck the Yucatan peninsula was massive in scale. Some say it may have killed off dinosaurs and led to the development of present-day mammals. Find out more in this National Geographic Video
Meteor Impact - The Chicxulub Crater
In this video Dr. Adriana Ocampo talks about the Chicxulub crater. If you understand Spanish check out this great TedEX with Adriana
Meteorites contain the oldest known rocks in the solar system.
How did Adriana Find the Crater?
Video Credit: National Geographic
This fun video from Mr De Maio covers everything you need to know about these space rocks including what they are made of, how fast they travel, and more!
Most meteorites are one of three types: stony, stony-iron, or iron.
Millions of meteoroids travel through the Earth's atmosphere every day.