extraterrestrial object

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Noun1.extraterrestrial object - a natural object existing outside the earth and outside the earth's atmosphereextraterrestrial object - a natural object existing outside the earth and outside the earth's atmosphere
natural object - an object occurring naturally; not made by man
comet - (astronomy) a relatively small extraterrestrial body consisting of a frozen mass that travels around the sun in a highly elliptical orbit
meteor, meteoroid - (astronomy) any of the small solid extraterrestrial bodies that hits the earth's atmosphere
cosmos, macrocosm, universe, world, existence, creation - everything that exists anywhere; "they study the evolution of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence"
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Analysis of the beads suggests they are microtektites, particles that form when the explosive impact of an extraterrestrial object sends molten debris hurtling into the atmosphere where it cools and recrystallizes before falling back to Earth.
The beads turned out to be microtektites, particles that form when an extraterrestrial object (https://www.ibtimes.com/massive-meteorite-powerful-nuclear-bomb-crashed-sea-australia-2795183) crashes into Earth , sending molten debris into the atmosphere where they cool and recrystallize before falling back to the surface.
Chang'e-3, launched in 2013, was the first Chinese spacecraft to soft-land on and explore an extraterrestrial object. The scientific instruments on its lander are still operating, making Chang'e-3 the longest working man-made probe on the moon.
A 27-pound stony meteorite (chondrite) from the fireball fell in Peekskill, New York, punching a hole in the rear end of an automobile parked in a driveway and coming to rest in a shallow depression beneath it." Any extraterrestrial object with the size of above 10 metres potentially has five times higher kinetic energy than the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima.
The mission will be China's first exploration of an extraterrestrial object using remote control of a lunar probe and deep space communication, Wu said.
NASA could apply the same biocide-infused coating on a planetary lander to prevent Earth-borne bacteria from adhering and potentially contaminating the surface of an extraterrestrial object. (ANI)
In the book's closing pages, Welland fulfils a long-standing ambition and collects 'desert glass' from Libya's Great Sand Sea--glass that's now believed to have been produced by an extraterrestrial object, possibly asteroid rubble, exploding in the atmosphere, causing a thermal shockwave.
40 In which year were 500,000 acres of pine forest flattened in the Tunguska region of Siberia by an extraterrestrial object vaporising in the atmosphere at an estimated 60,000mph?
Lepper and Ruby agree that the Havana Hopewell people probably didn't engage in anything as mundane as trade to get their chunk of extraterrestrial object. It may have been a gift to cement an alliance or an offering from religious pilgrims.
If that weren't disturbing enough, evidence in the sediments hints that the massive wave was the result of an extraterrestrial object striking somewhere offshore.
The extraterrestrial object made headlines around the world in February when it (http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/496856/20130805/russia-chelyabinsk-meteor-gang-asteroids-threatening-earth.htm) exploded in the sky , sending a powerful shockwave three times around the world.

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