Class 8 Physics Stars and the Solar System Meteors and Meteorites

Meteors and Meteorites

 

  • Meteors are commonly called 'Shooting Stars' because they appear like bright streaks of light falling from the sky.

A meteor enters the earth's atmosphere at very high speeds. At such high speeds the friction generated with the earth's atmosphere heats it up. Thereby it momentarily glows and because of the high heat also evaporates very quickly

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