Translation of meteorite in Spanish:

meteorite

meteorito, n.

Pronunciation /ˈmidiəˌraɪt//ˈmiːtɪərʌɪt/

noun

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    meteorito masculine
    • When meteorites hit nearby worlds, they kick up bits of rock, some of which might have enough speed to escape from their planet entirely.
    • As the newly launched Sputnik satellite orbits earth, a strange meteorite approaches the planet.
    • It is brought to us by such solar system visitors as meteorites, which burn up or fragment and drift as fine particles through the atmosphere.
    • The most recent major extinction occurred 65 million years ago when a meteorite crashed into Earth, leading to the demise of the dinosaurs.
    • A safe containing moon rocks and meteorites was stolen from the Johnson Space Center in Houston on July 15.
    • It is possible that something may have been at the end of this, a piece of rock, a meteorite.
    • It has been identified in carbonaceous achondrite and iron meteorites.
    • Grouped with iron meteorites, these are pieces from the cores of fledgling planets destroyed by collisions when the Solar System formed.
    • They are very similar in composition to the carbonaceous chondrite meteorites that sometimes fall on Earth.
    • Other sources of high iridium concentrations are extraterrestrial objects, such as meteorites or comets.
    • The Martian meteorite crashes through the Earth's atmosphere - a blazing fireball.
    • One possible source of such untainted data are Earth's lunar meteorites.
    • That is how fragments of the asteroid belt can end up crashing into Earth as meteorites.
    • On display are minerals, fossils, meteorites, and some rocks, most of which are of reference quality.
    • Other Moon rocks brought back by the Apollo astronauts have helped in understanding the lunar meteorites found on Earth.
    • Small impactors deliver meteorites, while large ones infrequently wreak global devastation.
    • A good case has already been made for bacteria microfossils in a Martian meteorite.
    • The age of the carbonates can be clearly determined, and some very old ones had been found on certain asteroids and meteorites.
    • Meteorites contain platinum and meteorites have been landing on earth for billions of years already.
    • About 1.8 billion years ago, a meteorite or comet the size of Mount Everest slammed into what is now Canada.