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A meteor or "shooting star" is the visible streak of light from a heated and glowing object falling through the Earth's atmosphere.

  • A meteoroid is a small rocky or metallic body travelling through outer space.
  • A meteorite is a solid piece of debris from such a body which survives its passage through the Earth's atmosphere, and falls to the Earth's surface.

Meteor may also refer to:


Astronomy and space explorationEdit

  • Meteor (rocket), a Polish meteorology rocket (1963–1974)
  • Meteor (satellite), three series of weather satellites of the Soviet Union, starting in 1969
  • Meteor, a spacecraft recovery system being developed by the student-run Cambridge University society CU Spaceflight


Science and technologyEdit

  • Meteor (weather), any weather phenomenon, as studied in meteorology
  • Meteor (web framework), an open-source JavaScript web application development platform
  • METeOR, an Australian information repository
  • Meteor goldfish, a variety of goldfish having no tail fin
  • METEOR (Metric for Evaluation of Translation with Explicit ORdering), a metric for the evaluation of machine translation output



Entertainment & ArtsEdit


Performing artsEdit

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