A Conversation for The Chelyabinsk Superbolide

This is a fantastic article

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paulh, hiding under my bed

Thank you so much for explaining this incident. What surprises me is that an object a few meters in length would be called an asteroid. I thought there was a range of different names for space objects of different sizes -- meteors, meteorites, asteroids, planetoids, etc. So, are asteroids known by their location [the asteroid belt between Earth and Jupiter] rather than size? Just wondering.


This is a fantastic article

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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Hi paulh smiley - smiley

I'm glad you enjoyed my article and thanks for your questionsmiley - biggrin

Asteroids are indeed known by their location. I confess all these different names give me a headachesmiley - headhurtssmiley - laugh

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