meteor noun (astronomy) any of the small solid extraterrestrial bodies that hits the earth`s atmosphere
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• (n.) A small body moving through space, or revolving about the sun, which on entering the earth`s atmosphere would be deflagrated and appear as a meteor.
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(from the article `meteor and meteoroid`) respectively, a glowing streak in the sky (meteor) and its cause, which is a relatively small stony or metallic natural object from space (meteoroid) ... temporary rise in the rate of meteor sightings, caused by the entry into Earth`s atmosphere of a number ...
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meteoroid 1. A body moving through space, of the same nature as those which when passing through the atmosphere become visible as meteors. 2. One of the many small bodies in the solar system that become meteors on entering the earths atmosphere.
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is a small rock or boulder that has entered a planetary atmosphere. If it survives to reach the ground, it is then termed a meteorite.
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A meteoroid is a sand- to boulder-sized particle of debris in the Solar System. The visible path of a meteoroid that enters Earth`s (or another body`s) atmosphere is called a meteor, or colloquially a shooting star or falling star. If a meteoroid reaches the ground and survives impact, then it is c...
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A small rocky or metallic object in orbit around the Sun (or another star). A meteoroid which strikes the Earth (or other large body) is called a meteorite. As a meteoroid encounters the Earth's atmosphere frictional heating begins at an altitude of 100 to 120 km. What happens next depends on the sp...
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meteoroid: see meteor.
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A meteoroid is any body drifting in space that has a large enough mass to be detected but which is significantly smaller than an asteroid. The exact limit at which a meteoroid is reclassified as an asteroid is up for debate, but generally, any object smaller than 50 meters in diameter is considered ...
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A small, rocky object in orbit around the Sun, smaller than an asteroid.
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1) A small rock in space 2) Estraterrestrial body 3) Extraterrestrial object 4) Meteor
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