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Asteroid: any of the thousands of small bodies of from 480 miles (775 km) to less than one mile (1.6 km) in diameter that revolve about the sun in orbits lying mostly between those of Mars and Jupiter.

Meteoroid: any of the small bodies, often remnants of comets, traveling through space.

Meteor: a transient fiery streak in the sky produced by a meteoroid  passing through the earth's atmosphere; a shooting star or bolide.

Meteorite: a mass of stone or metal that has reached the earth from outer space; a fallen meteoroid.


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