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Astro*Dictionary by Michael Erlewine

 

 

 

 

1 article for "Meteorite"

Meteorite [Astro*Index]

If a meteor survives long enough to hit the surface of the Earth, the remaining rock is termed a meteorite. These are of great importance to scientists, as until recently, they were the only non-terrestrial objects available for examination. The largest ones create meteor craters.

 

See also:
♦ Meteor ♦ Bolide

 

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