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Meteoroids are much smaller than asteroids, which can stretch for 1,000 kilometers. 00:25
Both meteoroids and asteroids are made primarily of rocks and ice, but they can carry rare materials as well. 01:32
Meteoroids typically vaporize when they hit the atmosphere, whereas asteroids can cause large impacts. 02:40