By sauve dino. - 25/03/2016 03:12 - France - Groslay
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Not sure why this is an FML. How's a 5yo supposed to know about meteorites and mass extinctions?
the names given to these floating rocks aren't based on their size, but rather where they are and how far they go if they impact a planet. An asteroid is just a rock lazily floating through space. A meteorite is an asteroid that managed to survive its impact with the atmosphere (called a meteoroid once it hits the atmosphere) long enough to hit the ground (it's name changes from meteoroid to meteorite upon impact).