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noun as in shooting star


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So meteorites provide us with a lot of information about a small number of objects, and micrometeorites provide a tiny amount of information on a lot of objects.

Burning bits of ground-up meteorites may tell scientists what exoplanets’ early atmospheres are made of.

These meteorites are made out of dust that’s just the right size to drift really fast within the disk.

Then a series of Hubble Space Telescope observations between 2006 and 2013 found that they were more like incoming meteorites.

Ryugu should also help us understand what kinds of elements and compounds might have been delivered to the early Earth by meteorite impacts.

For example, a common type of meteorite has similar mineral content to Earth, but a lot less deuterium.

But how many of them remember the CNN host who asked whether the Russian meteorite had been caused by global warming?

You haven't forgotten how the natives of Giant Land feared the meteorite and insisted that we take it away.

His people think we are great magicians or else witch doctors, and Amo wrote begging us to take the meteorite from his land.

All of them appeared exhausted, but Tom's eyes expressed the greatest satisfaction when he saw the meteorite safely aboard.

Thus it was that the great meteorite reached the top long before Tom and the two natives did.

Ned Newton wired that the meteorite had been safely placed on a fast freight train.

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On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to meteorite, such as: bolide, comet, falling star, fireball, and meteoroid.

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