Meteor Quiz


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1. A piece of stone and/or iron traveling through space that moves through the earth¹s atmosphere is

planet moon meteor

2. A meteoroid is

a meteor before it enters earth's atmosphere

a meteor from another galaxy

a meteor that causes a great deal of destruction.

3. Most meteoroids that come to earth's atmosphere do not reach earth's surface.

True False

4. The reason most meteoroids do not reach the earth's surface is that

they bounce off earth's atmosphere and go back into space

they burn up due to friction as they enter earth's atmosphere

they become a liquid and form clouds.

5. A meteor becomes a meteorite

when it reaches earth's surface

when it is in outside earth's atmosphere

when it is analyzed by a space probe


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