micrometeoritic

micrometeoritic

(ˌmaɪkrəʊˌmiːtɪəˈrɪtɪk)
adj
(Astronomy) relating to micrometeorites
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Adj.1.micrometeoritic - of or relating to micrometeorites
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They can arise both biologically and abiotically, such as by raining down from space as micrometeoritic dust.
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Recent laboratory work suggests that mineral grains acquire a microscopic coating from iron vapor during micrometeoritic impacts--perhaps an important part of the space-weathering process (S&T: December 2000, page 24).
The surface exhibits a striking lack of sulfur, which may have escaped to space either through partial melting of the asteroid's outermost layers or through gradual vaporization by micrometeoritic pelting.