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What kind of space rock is it?

By Sophia Dengo, CNN

When you hear about space rocks hitting the Earth, you may feel a little confused about the difference between objects such as "meteors," "meteorites" and "meteoroids." Here's a guide:

Source: http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/faq/

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