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  • n. Plural form of bolide.


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  • In the past, the data on the fireballs, caused by small asteroids called bolides, was shared with the near-Earth object NEO science community, information deemed ideal for understanding the size of small NEOs and the hazard they pose.

  • The distinction between meteors and fireballs (formerly also called bolides) is merely one of convenience; a fireball is an unusually bright meteor.

    infoplease - Daily Almanac

  • The whole point of human space flight is simply - planetary protection, internally from the follies of humanity, and externally from periodic icy bolides, whether they be comets of fragments blasted off of ice moons.

    Why Some Say the Moon? - NASA Watch

  • Bacteria have also been shown to be able to survive virtually hard vacuum, which raises the interesting possibility that the earliest living cells originated in cracks in rocks in space, and arrived on Earth via infalling bolides.

    Ancient Predator Revealed!

  • Words are slaves, noetic myrmidons laboring to interdigitate bolides of inspiration with cosmeticized complacence.

    Learning New Words #2 « Write Anything

  • And as a result of those large cometary impacts along with the late bombardment of other bolides, it would have not only boiled any incipient oceans, but probably melted the crust back then as well.

    Pity the poor inverts - The Panda's Thumb

  • Also, a strong outburst of fireballs/bolides would surely be visible outside of Great Britain.

    The Coma Berenicid Meteor Shower Peaks | Universe Today

  • A recent U.S. military policy decision now explicitly states that observations by hush-hush government spacecraft of incoming bolides and fireballs are classified secret and are not to be released, has learned.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • As a result we probably shouldn't be too surprised to see an iincreased number of large bolides intercepting earth's orbit.

    Asteroid Explosion over Indonesia | Universe Today

  • Douglas Revelle, a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, has long been interested in the collisions of the Earth with large meteors, often referred to as bolides.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact


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