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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meteoroid

A meteoroid is a small rocky or metallic body in outer space. Meteoroids are significantly ... When a meteoroid, comet, or asteroid enters Earth's atmosphere at a speed typically .... survive the entry through the atmosphere and reach Earth's surface, they are .... This explains a part, but perhaps not all of the seasonal variation.

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"A meteroid that hits earth's atmosphere becomes a meteor. When it comes to rest on the earth's surface it is then known as a meteorite." Actually, the portion of a ...

www.livescience.com/27183-asteroid-meteorite-meteor-meteoroid.html

Feb 15, 2013 ... What is the difference between an asteroid, a meteoroid, a meteor and a bolide ... the Earth's atmosphere; meteors are commonly known as "shooting stars ... the atmosphere and lands on the surface, it's known as a meteorite.

www.pibburns.com/catastro/meteors.htm

Mar 15, 2014 ... ... the Earth's atmosphere as a meteor and strikes the Earth's surface is ... The meteors in a shower appear to originate from one area of the sky ...

www.indiana.edu/~geol105/images/gaia_chapter_2/comets_and_asteroids.htm

Some have orbits that cross Earth's path and some have even hit the Earth in ... If the meteoroid does not burn up completely, what's left strikes Earth's surface and is ... When they are near the Sun and active, comets have several distinct parts:

www.tulane.edu/~sanelson/geol204/impacts.htm

Dec 1, 2014 ... A Meteoroid is a meteorite before it hits the surface of the Earth. ... The fall of meteorites to the Earth's surface is part of the continuing process of ...

nineplanets.org/meteorites.html

A meteor is a bright streak of light in the sky (a "shooting star" or a "falling ... a few hundred km/hour by atmospheric friction and hit the Earth's surface with very little fanfare. ... A good example of what happens when a small asteroid hits the Earth is ... 350, 1000 - 10,000, 15,000, land impacts destroy area size of small state; ...

www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/meteor-strike.html

"Meteor Strike" asks: Is our solar system a deadly celestial shooting gallery with Earth in the crosshairs? And what are the chances that another, more massive ...

www.bostonglobe.com/news/world/2013/02/15/how-often-meteorites-strike-earth/VTOqWEKzwjHwnTDTSmfSCJ/story.html

Feb 15, 2013 ... Q: How common are meteorite strikes? A: Experts say smaller strikes happen five to 10 times a year. Large impacts such as the one Friday in ...