Meteorites


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Meteorites

See also astronomy.

the science of aerolites, whether meteoric stones or meteorites. Also called aerolitics.
the study of meteorites. Also called meteoritics.
a specialist in the study of meteorites.
astrolithology.
an abnormal fear of meteorites or meteors.
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Hundreds of meteorites, ignited by the friction of the atmosphere, irradiated the shadow of the luminous train, and lined the cloudy parts of the disc with their fire.
"It is," said Barbicane, "a simple meteorite, but an enormous one, which the attraction of the earth has retained as a satellite."
According to his observations, this meteorite will accomplish its revolution around the earth in three hours and twenty minutes, which implies a wonderful rate of speed."
Indeed, I think that this meteorite, which, had it struck the projectile, would have much embarrassed us, will give us the means of deciding what our position in space is."
His idea was that meteorites might be falling in a heavy shower upon the planet, or that a huge volcanic explosion was in progress.
A shooting-star to northward filled the sky with the green blink of a meteorite dissipating itself in our atmosphere.
Given the size of the fireball, experts believe it may have caused meteorites to strike Earth.
Meteors are particles of dust and rock that usually burn up as they pass through Earth's atmosphere, with those that survive the fall known as meteorites.
"These rocks are valuable because they allow us to study meteorites in their original composition, letting us see how the chemistry of the universe works.
L e premier guide dedie aux meteorites vient d'etre publie par Abderrahmane Ibhi, professeur a l'Universite Ibn Zohr a Agadir.
Mr Ensor's fragment is part of a Tellus Museum display about meteorites that fell to Earth and the damage they did.
Tucson, AZ, September 13, 2018 --(PR.com)-- One of the world's most unique and fascinating meteorites has found its way to Colorado for a limited engagement at the Denver Mineral Show.