- n. Plural form of meteorite.
“Radioactive meteorites from a meteor shower crash into a cemetery causing the dead to rise as flesh-eating zombies.”
“In connection with neverceasing curiosity as to the constancy of the atomic weights, I wondered later whether or not iron in meteorites, possibly having its birth far beyond the limits of the solar system, might have a different atomic weight from ordinary iron.”
“Small comets, such as we call meteorites, were picked up on the surface of the moon and put to this practical use.”
“Only those that enter Earth's atmosphere to create glowing streaks across the sky are labeled meteors, and any fragments that reach ground are called meteorites.”
“Occasionally, larger objects survive, can be found on the ground and are known as meteorites.”
“Most of the shooting stars we see at night burn up in the Earth's atmosphere, but if they survive and fall to the ground, they are called meteorites.”
“The solar heavy-element abundances described above are typically measured both using spectroscopy of the Sun’s photosphere and by measuring abundances in meteorites that have never been heated to melting temperatures.”
“People refer to meteorites as "space rocks", as if they're all the same.”
“Meteors that actually manage to penetrate the earth's atmosphere and fall to the surface are called meteorites, derived from the Greek, meaning, "presents from the air.”
“We now know that most meteors have cometary origins (note: the rocks from space that hit the ground are called meteorites).”
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