A small body of matter from outer space that enters the earth’s atmosphere, becoming incandescent as a result of friction and appearing as a streak of light
Fine meteoroid particles in interplanetary space.
A structure on the outside of a spacecraft that serves to protect it from the impacts of meteoroids.
A region of interplanetary space with a high density of meteoroids.
A particularly intense meteor shower, especially occurring when the earth intercepts a meteor stream soon after the originating comet has passed.
Astronomy a group of meteoroids moving together in the same orbit, forming an elongated swarm along the path of the originating comet.
A bright streak of ionized gas formed by a meteor passing through the upper atmosphere, which can provide a reflector for radio communication.
A number of meteors that appear to radiate from one point in the sky at a particular date each year, due to the earth regularly passing through them at that position in its orbit
The spectrum produced by the light from a meteor.
An instrument for recording the spectra of meteors.
= meteor spectroscopy.
The observation and study of meteor spectra.