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  Meteoroid: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A meteoroid is a relatively small (sand- to boulder-sized) fragment of debris in the Solar System Solar System quick summary:
A meteor is the visible path of a meteoroid that enters the earths (or another bodys) atmosphere, commonly called a shooting star or falling star....
A meteor is the visible path of a meteoroid that enters the earths (or another bodys) atmosphere, EHandler: no quick summary.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/me/meteoroid.htm   (363 words)

  
 Meteoroids and Meteorites
A meteoroid is matter revolving around the sun or any object in interplanetary space that is too small to be called an asteroid or a comet.
A meteorite is a meteoroid that reaches the surface of the Earth without being completely vaporized.
One of the primary goals of studying meteorites is to determine the history and origin of their parent bodies.
www.solarviews.org /eng/meteor.htm   (1526 words)

  
 The Nine Planets Glossary
Just a few minutes after their search began, d'Arrest cried out, "That star is not on the map!" and earned his place in the history books.
bowl-shaped depression formed by the impact of a meteoroid; depression around the orifice of a volcano.
(also "shooting star" or "falling star") a bright streak of light in the sky caused by the entry into Earth's atmosphere of a meteoroid or a small icy particle.
www.nineplanets.org /help.html   (4842 words)

  
 Space Suits
After suit development was completed, the production contract was awarded to International Latex, and the initial suit was designated A5L.
The A6L design incorporated a thermal/ meteoroid garment.
Following the Apollo fire, the suit was redesigned to eliminate flammable materials and was designated A7L (designation A8L was never used).
www.astronautix.com /craftfam/spasuits.htm   (5954 words)

  
 Saturn thru the Ages
You can read current facts and historical ideas about Saturn by just scrolling down, or select instead any of the following six sections:
Our solar system was created about five billion years ago from rotating gas that contracted to become the sun and its planets, moons, comets, asteroids and meteoroid streams.
All of these bodies are now held together by sun's gravitational attraction as they travel around that central star in the same direction as Earth.
www.12x30.net /saturn.html   (2754 words)

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