Comets vs Asteroids | Space

From blazing a trail through the night sky to wiping out the dinosaurs, we’ve all heard of the chunks of rock or ice traversing our solar system. But what’s the difference between comets and asteroids?

In our solar system‘s asteroid belt there are millions of asteroids and at least 1.1 million large asteroids with a diameter of 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) or greater. However, asteroids are just one of many objects orbiting the sun.

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