Please note, the meteor shower is rumored to start in late July 2022 and will last until August 2022.
The peak of the Perseid meteor shower will come on August 12, 2022. But did you know that meteors and comets are different things.
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What is the difference between asteroid, comet and meteor? Each of these space rocks has its own unique characteristics. But apart from the differences, these interesting objects are all worth studying. Just ask NASA’s JPL scientist Ryan Park and he’ll agree.
“Well, they are all planetary bodies that are orbiting the Sun. Asteroids are small rocky bodies and when viewed with a telescope they appear as points of light.”
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“Most asteroids are found in rings between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, called the asteroid belt,” NASA scientist JPL Ryan Park said Saturday, July 23, 2022, as quoted from NASA’s YouTube channel.
He explained that there are asteroids that are round, some are elongated, some also have satellites.
“Comets also orbit the Sun, but unlike asteroids, they are made of ice and dust. So when a comet approaches the Sun, its ice and dust begin to evaporate.”
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