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Definition

1
Meteor

(astronomy) any of the small solid extraterrestrial bodies that enters Earth's atmosphere

Examples

The meteor entered our atmosphere at 08:00 yesterday morning.

2
Meteorite

A piece of stone or metallic object that remains from a meteor and has landed on the surface of the Earth.

Examples

The meteorite landed in Detroit.

3
Meteoroid

A small body moving in the solar system before it enters Earth's atmosphere

Examples

A meteoroid hit the spaceship.

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