Category: astronomy

Science, Climate change: the albedo effect

Tutoring high school science, you may be asked about the albedo effect. The tutor explains it simply. Albedo means loss of incoming radiation due to reflection. Light and heat are examples of radiation (see my previous post). Regarding Earth’s climate,

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Astronomy: meteor, meteoroid and meteorite: what’s the difference?

Tutoring science, meteors and their kin might arise. The tutor defines meteor, meteoroid, and meteorite. A meteor is the streak of light you might see in the sky at night, when matter travelling through space enters Earth’s atmosphere. The rock,

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