micrometeorite micrometeorite

Definition(s):

  • (n) a meteorite or meteoroid so small that it drifts down to earth without becoming intensely heated in the atmosphere

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Usage(s):

  1. From its hull, he detached an instrument that had recorded micrometeorite impacts during Agena's four months in orbit.
  2. A delicate microphone listens for vibrations set up in the satellite's steel skin when it is hit by a micrometeorite.
  3. They also reloaded their solar-telescope array with fresh film and set up a micrometeorite-measuring experiment.

News

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    on December 21, 2013     Source: Gizmodo

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