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What's the difference between a comet, asteroid, meteor, meteoroid and meteorite?

'Name That Space Rock' Great infographic that clearly & concisely shows differences between a comet, asteroid, meteoroid, meteor & meteorite. (Credit and copyright: Tim Lillis) Mona Evans, "Meteor or Meteorite & Other Posers"

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Chelyabinsk Meteor- In February, a massive, 12,000-ton meteor—the largest known to hit Earth since 1908—flew through the skies above Chelyabinsk, Russia at 60 times the speed of sound and shattered into pieces. The meteor caused damaged to about 7,200 buildings and caused nearly 1,500 people to seek medical attention for injuries. Luckily, no one was killed; luckier still, dozens of local residents caught the event on cam

Footage of a superbolide [meteor] exploding over Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia on 15 February 2013 at about 09:20 a.m. - VIDEO by Aleksandr Ivanov, via Wikipedia; "A bolide ... is an extremely bright meteor, especially one that explodes in the atmosphere. In astronomy, it refers to a fireball about as bright as the full moon, and it is generally considered a synonym of a fireball."

Earth at Higher Risk of Asteroid Impact, Russian Meteor Explosion Reveals

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Explanation: Each day on planet Earth can have a serene beginning at sunrise as the sky gently grows bright over a golden eastern horizon. This sunrise panorama seems to show such a moment on the winter morning of February 15. In the mist, a calm, mirror-like stretch of the Miass River flows through the foreground along a frosty landscape near Chelyabinsk, Russia. But the long cloud wafting through the blue sky above is the evolving persistent train of the Chelyabinsk Meteor.

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Why Are NASA and the US Media Covering up a “Devastating” Meteor Strike in Iran? |

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A meteoroid fell to Earth on February 15, streaking some 20 to 30 kilometers above the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia at 9:20am local time. Initially traveling at about 20 kilometers per second, its explosive deceleration after impact with the lower atmosphere created a flash brighter than the Sun.

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NASA | NPP Sees Aftermath of the Chelyabinsk Meteor Chelyabinsk meteor's plume of debris circles the globe

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