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Difference Between a Comet, Asteroid and Meteor?

Asteroids are generally larger chunks of rock that come from the asteroid belt located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Sometimes their orbits get perturbed or altered and some asteroids end up coming closer to the Sun, and therefore closer to Earth. Comets are much like asteroids, but might have a more ice, methane, ammonia, and… Continue reading Difference Between a Comet, Asteroid and Meteor?

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Polar Vortex and its impact

The term Vortex means a whirling mass of fluid or air, especially a whirlpool or whirlwind. It can define as “the counter-clockwise flow of air that helps keep the colder air near the Poles.” The Polar vortex is an upper-level low-pressure area lying near one of the Earth's poles. The Earth's atmosphere has two polar vortices which are overlying the… Continue reading Polar Vortex and its impact