I thought I would add a few more interesting facts about meteoroids. One cool fact is the speed at which they travel. Some of them enter the Earth’s atmosphere at a rate of 130,000 miles per hour.
Also, we can actually throw a meteoroid off course by exploding a nuclear device somewhere near it. The radiation pulse caused from the explosion pushed the meteoroid off of its course. This process is called an x-ray slap.
Meteoroids also contain the oldest known rocks in our whole solar system. They contain pre-solar grains, which are actually minerals that formed around other stars billions of years before our solar system was born.