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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.

www.answers.com/Q/Part_of_a_meteoroid_that_strikes_Earth's_surface

When objects enter an atmosphere, they get very hot and would burn up due to friction. Mercury, however, does not have a atmosphere that can block ...

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.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.bobthealien.co.uk/earth/visits.htm

Earth is regularly visited by rocks travelling around space. Most meteors burn up in Earth's atmosphere but some reach the surface and leave an impact crater.

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 ...

www.armaghplanet.com/html/meteorites.html

Meteorites are samples of space rock that fall on to the Earth's surface from space . ... The elongated oval area of land that is littered with the debris of a fall is called a ... It is also true that once a stony meteorite hits the surface unobserved, ...

www.quora.com/What-happens-to-a-meteorite-when-it-hits-the-Earths-surface

A meteor (the word for a rock that has entered the earth's atmosphere and has ... and the immense amount of energy released when the meteor strikes the surface , ... Meteorite is itself actually the part that's left behind in sense of terminology.

nineplanets.org/meteorites.html

A meteor is a bright streak of light in the sky (a "shooting star" or a "falling star") ... Only the largest ones ever reach the surface to become meteorites. ... A good example of what happens when a small asteroid hits the Earth is Barringer Crater ... 350, 1000 - 10,000, 15,000, land impacts destroy area size of small state; ocean ...