A meteor is what you see when a space rock falls to Earth. When the meteoroids enter Earth's atmosphere they are usually going faster than the Earth's escape velocity of 13km/sec or Mach 40. This makes them heat up and usually break apart. When the heat makes them glow, they are known as meteors.
Meteor: Basically, a meteor is a meteoroid. If a meteoroid enters the earth atmosphere and vapourised, it becomes a meteor.
Meteoroid : If a small asteroid survive its fiery passage through the earth atmosphere and hits the earth surface , then it is meteoroid.
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