Meteors, Comets And Asteroids - What's The Difference?

Published: 13/08/2019
Meteors, Comets And Asteroids - What's The Difference?
Source: LIFEHACKER.COM.AU

At approximately 12am tonight, the 2019 Perseid Meteor Shower is set to wow the world. Many eyewitnesses will use the words "meteor", "meteorite", "comet" and "asteroid" interchangeably to describe the celestial event they're seeing. In reality, these are all completely different types of space rock. If you want to avoid a social faux pas tonight (or want to be the smarty-pants who correc

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