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Meteors Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Meteors Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

A meteor is what you see when a space rock falls to Earth. It is often known as a shooting star or falling star and can be a bright light in the night sky, though most are faint. If it hits the ground, it is then called a meteorite, and a large one sometimes leaves a hole in the ground called a crater.

A rock that has not yet hit the atmosphere is called a "meteoroid". Meteoroids may range in size from large pieces of rock to tiny dust particles floating in space that did not form planets. When the meteoroids enter Earth's atmosphere they are usually going faster than the Earth's escape velocity of 13 km/sec or Mach 40. This makes them heat up and usually break apart. When the heat makes them glow, they are known as meteors.

Meteors are distinct from comets or asteroids, but some, especially those associated with meteor showers, are dust particles that came out of comets.

Meteors Sample Sentences in News

  • ACT Meteors eliminated from National Cricket League finals contention after dramatic loss
    The ACT Meteors have missed out on the Women's National Cricket League finals in dramatic circumstances, losing on the second last ball of Friday's game with the Tasmania Roar. Read more on this news related to 'Meteors'
  • ACT Meteors keep finals hopes alive after bonus-point victory against WA Fury
    The ACT Meteors kept their finals hopes alive with a bonus-point victory against the WA Fury at Manuka Oval on Saturday. Read more on this news related to 'Meteors'
  • New Zealand stars return for ACT Meteors' must-win clash against Tasmania
    The ACT Meteors have received a huge boost before Friday's must-win WNCL clash. Read more on this news related to 'Meteors'

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