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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

Part of a meteoroid that strikes Earth's surface? Part of a meteoroid ... What are the parts of a meteoroid that have broken the earth's surface called? biblong. Edit .

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? ... especially when two of them threaten the Earth on the same day. ... the atmosphere and lands on the surface, it's known as a meteorite.

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 ...

nineplanets.org/meteorites.html

A meteor is a bright streak of light in the sky (a "shooting star" or a "falling star") ... 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 ... Nevertheless, all the trees were flattened in an area 50 kilometers across.

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

Asteroids that are on a collision course with Earth are called meteoroids. ... 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: