meteorite meteorite  /ˈmi ti ɔ ˌraɪt/


  • (n) stony or metallic object that is the remains of a meteoroid that has reached the earth's surface

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  1. They exploded this enormous meteorite headed toward us with tremendous speed.
  2. With tremendous, white-hot roar a small meteorite recently rushed from the skies and smashed into southwest Africa.
  3. During the two-week lunar night, Sun estimates, one pound of meteorite particles would soak up more than enough energy to burn ten 100-watt light bulbs for one hour.


  1. Following Successful Spacefest, Geoff Notkin Heads to Challenger Space Center, Lowell Observatory

    Geoff Notkin, star of TV’s Meteorite Men, is following up a stellar appearance at Spacefest V over Memorial Day weekend with two special events in Arizona during the month of June. Notkin was one of the most in-demand celebrities at Spacefest V, an annual gathering of renowned astronauts, scientists and space artists held in Tucson, Arizona. During the event, he joined a panel discussion on the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source:

  2. Ancient Mars had component key to life, meteorite reveals

    By Megan GannonSpace.comAt a time when life as we know it was just getting its start on Earth, Martian clay may have harbored a key component for one of life's molecular building blocks, researchers say.Boron found in a Martian meteorite suggests the Red Planet may once have had the right chemistry to give rise to RNA, according to a new study."In early life RNA is thought to have been the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. Martian Meteorite Contains Key Building Block Of Early Life

    Rebekah Eliason for - Your Universe Online A Martian meteorite discovered in Antarctica was found to contain some of the early building blocks of life. The Antarctic Search for Meteorites ( ANSMET ) team discovered that this meteorite was clearly of Martian origin during its 2009-2010 field season. Contamination from the earth was ruled out and the meteorite was sent to the ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: redOrbit

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