Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions. – Albert Einstein
While we are talking about meteors, asteroids and other near-Earth objects that can kill us from space, here is a quick guide to knowing the difference between the technical terms for each.
- Comets: composed of ice, rock and organic material that has a characteristic tail when warmed by the sun, and likely formed in the cold, outer regions of the solar system, like the Kuiper Belt or Oort Cloud.
- Asteroid: composed of rock or metal, likely created in the warmer, inner solar system, such as the asteroid belt, between Mars and Jupiter.
Meteors, Meteroids, and Meteorites
All are smaller parts of asteroids or comets. The difference is dependent on its physical presence in relation to Earth:
Meteroids: The smaller bits or pieces that broke off comets or asteroids in space.
Meteors: a meteroid that has entered the Earths atmosphere, ignites and has a streak of light like a shooting star.
Meteorite: a meteroid or pieces of a meteor that makes it to the Earth’s surface without burning completely up.
“Instead of fighting on Earth, people should be creating a joint system of asteroid defense,” the Russian parliament’s foreign affairs committee chief Alexei Pushkov wrote on his Twitter account late Friday.
Someone asked me where in Little Rock is P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home? I was unable to find the address on their website (what?); Google was unable to come up with it, and I finally found it thanks to Bing and the Arkansas Times.
The address of the Garden Home a Moss Mountain appears to be:
If someone finds this and it is incorrect, please let me know.
Note the date/time stamp.
…the â€˜Niners were unable to secure the victory.
I say they will win.
TheÂ San Francisco 49ersÂ are a professionalÂ American footballÂ team based inÂ San Francisco, California, playing in theÂ West DivisionÂ of theÂ National Football ConferenceÂ (NFC) in theÂ National Football LeagueÂ (NFL). The team was founded in 1946 as a charter member of theÂ All-America Football ConferenceÂ (AAFC) and joined the NFL in 1949 after the two leagues merged. 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick allegedly cut power to the New Orleans Superdome in order to give the team enough time to apply deer antler spray to give them a competitive edge. Though effective in pushing the team closer to a Superbowl victory, the ‘Niners were unable to secure the victory.
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