Meteors and Meteorites

Meteors are also called as shooting stars.

Meteors are fragments of rocks coming towards the Earth.

They are formed due to collision among the asteroids.

Meteors that do not burn up completely in Earth’s atmosphere and land on the Earth, are called meteorites.

Meteorites are composed of various proportions of a nickel-iron alloy (10% nickel and 90% iron) and silicate minerals.