• NASA Solar System Exploration: Meteors & Meteorites

    solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm A solar system refers to a star and all the objects that travel in orbit around it. Our solar system consists of the sun - our star - eight planets and their natural ...
  • Meteoroid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meteoroid A meteoroid is a small rocky or metallic body travelling through space. Meteoroids are significantly smaller than asteroids, and range in size from small grains to 1 ...
  • Meteors - Windows to the Universe

    www.windows2universe.org/our_solar_system/meteors/meteors.html Meteors are streaks of light, usually lasting just a few seconds, which people occasionally see in the night sky. They are sometimes called "shooting stars" or ...
    • Meteors and Meteorites - Astrowiki

      csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/meteors/meteors.html Small pieces of space debris (usually parts of comets or asteroids) that are on a collision course with the Earth are called meteoroids. When meteoroids enter the ...
    • American Meteor Society

      www.amsmeteors.org The American Meteor Society, Ltd. is established to inform, encourage, and support the research activities of people who are interested in the field of Meteor Astronomy.
    • The Meteors (British band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Meteors The Meteors are an English psychobilly band formed in 1980. Originally from London, England, they are often credited with giving the psychobilly subgenre—which ...
    • Meteor | Define Meteor at Dictionary.com

      dictionary.reference.com/browse/meteor Rain was an aqueous meteor, winds and storms were airy meteors, and streaks of light in the sky were fiery meteors.
    • Meteors l Meteorites and Impacts - The Nine Planets

      nineplanets.org/meteorites.html A meteor is a bright streak of light in the sky (a "shooting star" or a "falling star") produced by the entry of a small meteoroid into the Earth's atmosphere.
    • Meteor Showers and Shooting Stars: Facts and Discovery ...

      www.space.com/15353-meteor-showers-facts-shooting-stars-skywatching-sdcmp... Watching a meteor shower on a clear, dark night is an unforgettable experience. Learn more about meteor showers, how they form and their history, here.
    • 2015 Meteor Showers | StarDate

      stardate.org/nightsky/meteors NOTES These are approximate times for the Lower 48 states; actual shower times can vary. Bright moonlight makes it difficult to see all but the brightest meteors.