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It could be an asteroid or comet.

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Q: What If a piece of space debris is too large to be a meteoroid and too small to be a planet it could be?
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If a piece of space debris is too large to be a meteoroid and too small to be a planet it could be .?

an asteroid

What piece of space debris is too large to be a meteoroid and too small to be a planet it could be .?

It could be an asteroid or comet.

What refers to celestial objects that resemble large chunks of rock and debris?


What does meteroides mean?

A meteoroid is a debris particle in the Solar System that can range in size from the size of a grain of sand to that of a large boulder. A meteoroid enters the Earth's atmosphere via a visible path referred to as a meteor, and if the meteoroid reaches ground level and survives the impact, it is termed a meteorite.

What would Pluto have to do in order to become a planet?

In order to be considered a planet, Pluto would have to clear its orbital path of debris. Pluto is not large enough to do this, so it was reclassified as a dwarf planet.

What happens to a meteoroid in order for it to become a meteoroid?

A meteoroid that survives its passage through Earth's atmosphere becomes a meteorite. It must be both large and dense. I hope it is useful for you.

What makes Uranus a planet?

It orbits the sun. It is large enough to form into a sphere (not difficult for a gas/ice giant). It has cleared its orbit of debris.

What is the period of revolving around the sun of a meteoroid?

How long does it take a meteoroid to rotate around the sun? Is this what you mean to ask? This is a hard question because if you notice, there is an asteroid belt orbiting around the Sun between Mars and Jupiter. Saturn's rings are made of of frozen gases. There is another asteroid belt on the outer part of our Solar System and Pluto was thought to be a Planet ended up to be a very large addition to this belt. Meteors rotate around the sun at different times. Meteoroids are what they are called before they reach the Earth's Atmosphere. Then they are called meteorites when they hit the atmosphere of Earth. Have you ever heard of Meteor Crater? meteoroid is interplanetary debris. before they enter a planet's atmosphere meteorite is interplanetary debris after it or they enter the atmosphere. These meteorites can be so big that they can hit the Earth. We have meteorites burn up in our atmosphere daily and they are also known as a "falling star" MGills Thank you for the spell check, who ever you are.

If a meteor was near Venus would it go on fire?

Yes. Every planet, with the exception of Mercury, has an outer atmosphere that will burn up any small object that enters into it. If the object is large enough, it might reach the surface of the planet after losing a little bit of mass entering the atmosphere. Yes. If a meteoroid were to enter the atmosphere of Venus and become a meteor, it would get hot and burn, just like it would on Earth. If the meteoroid were large enough to survive, it would become a meteorite and crash on the surface of Venus, possibly causing a crater.

What is the definition of a planet as recognized in astronomy?

A planet is a large naturally occurring spherical body composed of a solid or gaseous surface that orbits and receives radiant energy from a star and that clears away any debris in its orbital path.

What planet did Earth once collide with?

Earth did not collide with a planet. If Earth collided with another planet, it would have been smashed to smithereens and wiped from existence, then over billions of years the debris would have formed into a series of lifeless moons. It is believed however that a large-ish object, most likely a small moon or large asteroid, did collide with the Earth. The debris from that impact is believed to have created the moon that orbits Earth. So, a planet did not collide with Earth. But it's possible a small moon or large asteroid did. This is only a theory, it has not been scientifically proven. The theory is called the "giant impact hypothesis".

What has the author William P Schonberg written?

William P. Schonberg has written: 'Hypervelocity impact physics' -- subject(s): Aerospace vehicles, Data bases, Databases, Debris, Dynamic testing, Failure, Hypervelocity impact, Impact, Large space structures, Materials, Meteoroid protection, Meteoroids, Micrometeoroids, Penetration mechanics, Space debris, Space vehicles 'Predicting multi-wall structural response to hypervelocity impact using the Hull Code' -- subject(s): Space debris, Meteoroid protection, Hypervelocity impact 'Oblique hypervelocity impact response of dual-sheet structures' -- subject(s): Mechanical engineering