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Specif.: A transient luminous body or appearance seen in the atmosphere, or in a more elevated region.
Streak of light in the sky at night that results when a meteoroid hits the earth's atmosphere and air friction causes the meteoroid to melt or vaporize or explode.
Any phenomenon or appearance in the atmosphere, as clouds, rain, hail, snow, etc.
Any of the small solid extraterrestrial bodies that hits the earth's atmosphere.
The luminous phenomenon seen when a meteoroid enters the atmosphere, commonly known as a shooting star.
Meteoroid from space zips through the atmosphere at many thousands of miles per hour There are two schools of thought as to why the meteoroid heats up so much The classical view is that it is caused by collisions with molecules in the atmosphere, commonly considered the same as friction The other version deals with compression of the air in front of the moving particle The atmosphere in front of the meteoroid is pushed pushed violently out of the way, which compresses it The high compression heats the air which in turn heats the meteoroid, and both the air and the particles of meteoroid are ionized and begin to glow In any event, a rapidly traveling meteoroid carries momentum , and upon entering our atmosphere is slowed very quickly In the process of rapid deceleration, the energy of motion has to go somewhere, and it if cannot be drained off immediately, it turns to heat.
The incandescent streak of light seen when a meteorite passes through the atmosphere of a planet Often referred to as a falling star.
The light phenomenon produced by a meteoroid experiencing frictional heating when entering a planetary atmosphere; also used for the glowing meteoroid itself If particularly bright, it is described as a fireball.
This term describes the bright streak of light caused by a meteoroid as it burns up in Earth's atmosphere Other names for a meteor include 'shooting star' and 'falling star'.
Bit of solid debris from space, burning up in Earth's atmosphere due to friction with the air Before entering Earth's atmosphere the body is called a meteoroid If any of the object survives its fiery passage down through the air, then those parts which hit the ground are called meteorites.
The trail of light left when a meteoroid enters the Earth's atmosphere and burns up.
Small particle of rock or dust that burns away in the Earth's atmosphere Meteors are also referred to as shooting stars.
Meteoroid that has entered Earth's atmosphere.
Also known as a 'shooting star' or 'falling star', is a bright streak of light in the sky caused by a meteorite as it burns up in the Earth's atmosphere.
The flash of light one sees in the sky when a meteoroid enters the atmosphere at high speed and burns up It's a Greek word which actually means 'phenomenon which occurs in the sky.
Body that enters the earth's atmosphere and becomes incandescent by friction A 'shooting star'.
Meteoroid that burns up in Earth's atmosphere Also called a Shooting Star.
Small rocky and/or icy particles that are swept up by the earth in its orbit about the sun Also called 'shooting stars', they travel across the sky in a very short time, from less than a second to several seconds, and they do so because they are only a matter of tens of miles above the surface of the earth Meteor showers are generally thought to be produced by the debris left by comets as the latter orbit the sun A small particle which enters the earth's atmosphere and becomes heated by friction, so that it destroys itself in the streak of luminosity known as a shooting-star.
Bright streak of light in the sky caused by a meteoroid or a small icy particle entering Earth's atmosphere It is also known as a 'shooting star' or 'falling star ' Meteor showers sometimes occur when the Earth passes through debris left behind an orbitting comet.
The luminous phenomena observed when a meteoroid is heated by its entry into the Earth's atmosphere.
Flash of light produced by a particle in the atmosphere moving so rapidly that it becomes luminous.
Particles as they burn up in the atmosphere, usually leaving a brief trail of light behind them as seen from the ground See also: fireball, meteor shower, meteorite, meteoroid, radiant.
Stony or metallic piece of matter that enters the earth's atmosphere.
Small rocks or sand making a bright trail through the sky as it burns in the atmosphere See Asteroid, Comet and Meteor Facts page.
The light phenomenon produced by an object experiencing frictional heating when entering a planetary atmosphere; also used for the glowing meteor itself If particularly large, it is described as a fireball.
Bright streak of light caused by a meteoroid falling and burning up in the Earth's atmosphere.
Popularly called a 'shooting star' or a 'falling star', a meteor is actually an object usually ranging from the size of a dust particle to a rock that enters Earth's atmosphere, and is heated by the friction of air resistance Most meteors originate from comets.
Small particle which enters the Earth's atmosphere and becomes heated by friction, so that it destroys itself in the streak of luminosity known as a shooting-star.