Anonymous's picture
December 19, 2007 - 12:44pm
Refer to: Celesital Objects.

Your definition of a meteoroid is incorrect. A meteoroid is the rock that creates the meteor effect. A meteor is the effect of a piece of space debris entering a planet's upper atmosphere and burning up. These often break apart before reaching the surface. The ones that reach the ground and are recovered are referred to as meteorites. The space debris is often a small asteroid, though can also be a piece of man-made debris.

Thus, meteoroids and references to meteoroids do not belong on the list.

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w00t (not verified)
January 9, 2008 - 2:53pm

Correction made. Thank you for pointing that out.