Meteorite

The remnants of a meteor after it has actually impacted the Earth.

Micrometeorite

A very small meteorite or meteoritic particle with a diameter in general less than a millimeter.


See also: Aerolite, Meteor, Meteoroid.

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Subjects: Astronomy Geology


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The Meteoritical Society A non-profit scholarly organization founded in 1933 to promote the study of extraterrestrial materials, including meteorites and space mission returned samples, and their history.
Barringer Meteorite Crater A gigantic hole in the middle of the arid sandstone of the Arizona desert.