Difference Between Intrusive and Extrusive Rocks

Difference Between Intrusive and Extrusive Rocks

Intrusive vs Extrusive Rocks   The key difference between intrusive and extrusive rocks is that the intrusive rocks are formed from magma whereas the extrusive rocks are formed from lava. Before discussing further differences between both rocks, let us see what is a rock and what are intrusive rocks and extrusive rocks. Most of the earth’s surface is […]

Difference Between Asteroid and Comet

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Asteroid vs Comet   Asteroids and comets are celestial bodies, which are smaller in size compared to the planets and their moons. They belong to the category of astronomical objects known as “Planetoids”. What are Asteroids? Asteroids are small, irregularly shaped, rocky celestial bodies in space, and they have the meaning “minor planets”. There are […]

Difference Between Nebula and Galaxy

Nebula vs Galaxy   Nebulae and galaxies are deep sky celestial objects which can only be seen clearly with the aid of a telescope. With the naked eye or low powered telescopes both types of objects can be seen as fuzzy patches in the night sky. Therefore in the early developmental stages of astronomy confusions […]

Difference Between Tides and Currents

Tide vs Current    For those who go to beaches to swim or to indulge in surfing, waves in the ocean near the coastline may be fun, but the same waves can be devastating and cause much damage to life and property at times. It is therefore in the interest of everyone going near the […]

Difference Between Twister and Tornado

Twister vs Tornado   Tornados are rotating columns of air that are very devastating. These are violent columns of air as they uproot structures in their wake and cause loss of life and property. The winds in this weather system can obtain speeds in excess of hundred miles per hour to cause heavy damage at […]

Difference Between Spiral and Elliptical Galaxies

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Spiral vs Elliptical Galaxies   Galaxies are massive collections of stars. They also contain large interstellar gas clouds known as nebulae. These large superstructures of stars were not identified and studied properly until the late 18th and 19th centuries. Even then these were considered as nebulae. These collections of stars lie beyond the vicinity of […]