meteorA meteor is a celestial object of small size that enters the Earth's atmosphere and is illuminated due to the friction of the object passing through the atmosphere.  Meteors originate outside the planet Earth and are comprised of various metals, minerals, rocks, etc. A meteorite is such an object that has struck the surface of the earth.




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