The difference between a meteoroid, meteor and meteorite

About This Project

I had the opportunity to redesign an existing infographic about the difference between a meteoroid, meteor and meteorite, in order to make this learning material easier to understand. 



As a Learning designer, I studied the whole process of the space rock at different stages. Then, I analysed the existing resource for identifying the main problem, finding a solution and improving it.



  • The blue & green arrows might look like the flow of motion, but they explain the different stages of the space object depending upon where it is.


  • It is unclear which atmosphere the meteoroid is entering, and burning up in, while on its journey to become a meteorite. 

I redesigned the visual explanation; putting in an image for each of the three stages (Meteoroid, Meteors and Meteorites).

Above each stage, I explained the space object in light of its positioning. Additionally, I slightly modified the text of the meteors’ explanations, adding the individual names of Earth’s atmospheric layers; e.g. the Mesosphere layer where the meteoroids become meteors.




new design

Finally, I added the altitude layers (approximations) in order to reflect reality.  Furthermore, I included a meteorite image over planet Earth with a magnifying glass effect, supporting the idea that the space object had reached the planet’s surface. 

infographic :

The difference between a meteoroid, meteor and meteorite.

Subject: Astronomy.


Language: English, French and Spanish.


Prerequisites: Primary school level Mathematics & Physics.


Learning designer : Yenny Silva.

French version (FRançais)

Spanish version (español)

Adobe illustrator, astronomy, graphic design, infographic, photoshop