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#ActualOlof Hedman

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:13 AM

Well, no i'm asking cause even the site you linked calls it a meteorite (and presumably the Guardian, which is somewhat reputable i guess, does its research). 

I'm not sure of the exact classifications, like for example, if the meteor breaks up and pieces fall to the ground - are those pieces meteorites or is the meteor now called meteorite?

 

http://www.beedictionary.com/common-errors/meteor_vs_meteorite_vs_meteoroid

 

 

I'm not at all surprised over news outlets getting that wrong... They commonly confuse "galaxy" with "solar system"... (thats like confusing planets with grains of sand...)


#1Olof Hedman

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:12 AM

Well, no i'm asking cause even the site you linked calls it a meteorite (and presumably the Guardian, which is somewhat reputable i guess, does its research). 

I'm not sure of the exact classifications, like for example, if the meteor breaks up and pieces fall to the ground - are those pieces meteorites or is the meteor now called meteorite?

 

http://www.beedictionary.com/common-errors/meteor_vs_meteorite_vs_meteoroid


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