What are meteoroids? Which of two is really a member of the Solar System: Meteoroid or Meteor?
A meteoroid is a small chunk of rock or iron that travels through space. When it enters the Earth’s atmosphere, it makes a bright trail and is called a meteor. Meteor is seen as a bright streak of light coming down the night sky. A meteor is usually a small object that occasionally enters the Earth’s atmosphere with very high speed. The friction due to the atmosphere heats it up and it glows and evaporates quickly. As a result, the bright streak lasts for a very short time. These are commonly known as shooting stars. Meteors are the part of the Solar System.