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Meteorites, Asteroids, and Comets

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What are the differences among meteorites, asteroids, and comets? What roles did each play in the formation of the Moon?

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What are the differences among meteorites, asteroids, and comets? What roles did each play in the formation of the Moon?
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Asteroids are rocky fragments left over from the formation of the solar system about 4.6 billion years ago. Most asteroids orbit the sun in an area between mars and Jupiter and can range in size from a hundred kilometres to less than a kilometre wide. Their pathways can sometimes be influence by the gravitational pull of planets, causing them to change their paths. It is believed that asteroids, or fragments of them, have had previous collision with earth, playing an important role in the evolution of our planet (Darlington, 1984). This is because asteroids have certain metals and chemical compounds that would otherwise not be ...

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The differences among meteorites, asteroids and comets are determined. The roles each play in the formation of the Moon are provided.

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