Crash Course Astronomy

Meteors: Crash Course Astronomy #23

Episode 23 | 11m 21s

Today Phil helps keep you from ticking off an astronomer in your life by making sure you know the difference between a meteor, meteorite, and meteoroid. When the Earth plows through the stream emitted by a comet we get a meteor shower. Meteors burn up about 100 km above the Earth, but some survive to hit the ground.

Aired: 01/26/16

Rating: NR

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