Asteroid

  • Diameter Size: 1-600 miles
  • Size Comparison: Meteoroid < Asteroid < Planet
  • Orbits Sun? Yes.
  • Other Distinctive Attributes: No atmosphere. Usually considered to be between Mars and Jupiter orbits. If enters earth atmosphere and is about the size of a car, makes bright glow.

Meteoroid

  • Diameter Size: Greater than a spec of dust, but smaller than an asteroid (a few centimeters to <1-mile)
  • Size Comparison: Meteoroid < Asteroid < Planet
  • Orbits Sun? No.
  • Other Distinctive Attributes: No atmosphere.
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