Recent Examples of meteorite from the Web
This once-controversial notion holds that the universe is filled with the ingredients of microbial life, and that earthly life first came from the skies as comet dust or meteorites salted with hardy bacteria.
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First Known Use of meteorite
METEORITE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of meteorite for English Language Learners
: a piece of rock or metal that has fallen to the ground from outer space : a meteor that reaches the surface of the Earth without burning up entirely
METEORITE Defined for Kids
Definition of meteorite for Students
: a meteor that reaches the surface of the earth
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