Published on: 
Dec 8, 2021

What's the Difference Between Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors?

We Asked a NASA Expert

Asteroids, comets, and meteors: what's the difference? These space rocks each have their own unique attributes. But differences aside, these fascinating objects are all worthy of study. Just ask @NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientist Ryan Park and he’ll agree. Here's more on what sets space rocks apart:

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