What is it called when an asteroid is burning up in the Earth's atmosphere?
It is called a meteor,A meter is a meteriod that completley burns when it enters earths atmosphere
I think you are getting confused with an asteroid and a meteoroid. When a meteoroid enters the Earths atmosphere, it is called a meteor. An asteroid entering Earths atmosphere does not have a specific name - apart from "Oh no" as asteroids range in size from 10 meters up to small planets. The asteroid that devastated the dinosaurs was only 10km in diameter.
A metiorite. I believe what you're talking about is a meteoroid, not an asteroid. An asteroid is rather large, revolves around the sun, and when one hits the Earth, and a few have, it is disastrous. A meteoroid, on the other hand, is much smaller and when it hits the Earth's atmosphere and burns up (due to the friction of the atmosphere) it is called a meteor. After it reaches the Earth's surface, it is…
What is a bright streak of light in the sky caused by the entry into earths atmosphere of a meteroid?
Meteorites. When floating in space they are called meteoroids, they are then called meteors when they enter the earths atmosphere at high speeds, burning up brightly as shooting stars for a brief period due to the friction against the gas in the atmosphere. If any surviving pieces are found on the surface, they are called meteorites.
Heat radiation from the Earths core. This heat is rising towards the atmosphere, and bounced back towards the Earths surface, in whats called the Greenhouse Effect. Next to the Earths hot core, the energy that heats Earths atmosphere is heat radiation from the sun. This heat is also being bounced as a part of the Greenhouse Effect.
A meteor is a piece of ice, dust, dirt or rock burning up in Earth's atmosphere. If they do not enter the Earth's atmosphere, then they are called meteroids. A meteoroid can pass Earth, but as a meteor can only occur when a meteroid enters the Earth's atmosphere, then they cannot pass Earth. A meteor is a piece of ice, dust, dirt or rock burning up in Earth's atmosphere. If they do not enter the…