What is the definition of meteor?
A meteor is the visible trail of light made by a meteoroid that enters the Earth's atmosphere, and then either burns up, explodes (bolides), or hits the surface on land or at sea.
Meteors can have several different compositions, containing various stony, glassy, or metallic materials. (sometimes called a shooting or falling star).
A meteoroid is a sand to boulder sized particle of debris in the Solar System They can vary in size from as small as a grain of sand to as big as boulders.
A meteorite is any part of a meteor that makes it to the Earths
A meteor is a small body of matter from outer space that enters the earth's atmosphere, becoming incandescent as a result of friction and appearing as a streak of light. Some synonyms could be:
falling star, shooting star, meteorite, meteoroid, and bolide. A sentence you could use is, 'The meteor shot through the sky.' It is also a noun.
The definition of "meteor" is the streak of light caused by a space rock blazing its way through the Earth's atmosphere. So a "meteor" is actually IN the Earth's atmosphere. So meteors are at the same distance from the Sun as the Earth is; about 93 million miles. Space rocks, on the other hand, can be at ANY distance from the Sun.
No... Technically a meteor will never hit earth, and there has never been a meteor to hit the earth. A "meteor"by definition is the incandescent light phenomenon only. This is produced by extreme pressures exerted on the meteoroid body as it enters Earth's atmosphere at tens of thousands of MPH. A meteor is only incandescent for a few seconds of brief flight until it blinks out and enters what science calls "dark flight". Then it…