• Question: how big can a meteor get?

    Asked by OMGMaster2005 to Huma, Jack, Lucy, Miranda, Peter on 18 Nov 2016.
    • Photo: Peter Boorman

      Peter Boorman answered on 18 Nov 2016:

      Hi OMGMaster2005,

      I’m not 100% sure, but I think a meteor can be any size. This is because a meteor is the name given to the flash of light seen when a ‘meteoroid’ interacts with the Earth’s atmosphere. A meteoroid can be any size and is usually a small piece of rock, dust, ice or a mixture of these.