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Understanding Meteoroids Quiz

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1. What is the primary difference between a meteoroid and an asteroid?

2. What do we call a meteoroid that survives its journey through the Earth's atmosphere and reaches the Earth's surface?

3. What are the main three categories of meteorites?

4. Which term generally refers to a meteoroid, asteroid, or comet that is on a collision course with Earth?

5. What occurs when a meteoroid enters Earth's atmosphere and vaporizes?

6. What is the scientific study of meteors, meteoroids, and meteorites called?

7. What significant event was caused by a massive impact of a meteoroid or an asteroid approximately 65 million years ago?

8. What is a meteor shower?

9. What are meteoroids primarily made of?

10. What is the name of the largest known meteoroid?