Tag Archives: Meteors

Where does dust come from?

Housekeepers spend a good deal of time dusting.   If you have ever helped clean, or dust, furniture, you may have wondered where all the dust comes from.  It seems to be a daily chore, because dust is always with us. Dust settles from the air and makes a gray coating over everything around us.  Dust …

Rate this:

Continue reading

How did the moon get its craters?

The moon is the earth’s nearest neighbor.  Even a small telescope brings to view the many craters that pockmark the moon’s rugged surface.  Some are miles wide and thousands of feet deep. Scientists believe that the craters were created by ancient volcanoes and by huge meteors crashing into the moon from space.  Rocky mountains and …

Rate this:

Continue reading

What is a shooting star?

Shooting stars are tiny meteors that glow white hot when they hurtle from out of space into the earth’s atmosphere. If you look up at the sky long enough on a dark, clear night, you may see the fiery streak of a “shooting star” flash across the sky. While “shooting star” may be a pretty …

Rate this:

Continue reading