micrometeoroid
noun Date: 1961 micrometeorite 2

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • micrometeoroid — [mī΄krəmēt′ē ər oid΄] n. 〚 MICRO + METEOROID〛 an extremely small meteoroid * * * mi·cro·me·te·or·oid (mī krō mēʹtē ə roid ) n. A very small, often dust sized meteoroid. * * * …   Universalium

  • micrometeoroid — [mī΄krəmēt′ē ər oid΄] n. [ MICRO + METEOROID] an extremely small meteoroid …   English World dictionary

  • micrometeoroid — noun an extraterrestrial particle less than a millimeter in size See Also: micrometeorite …   Wiktionary

  • micrometeoroid — mi·cro·meteoroid …   English syllables

  • micrometeoroid — noun a meteorite or meteoroid so small that it drifts down to earth without becoming intensely heated in the atmosphere • Syn: ↑micrometeorite, ↑micrometeor • Derivationally related forms: ↑micrometeoritic (for: ↑micrometeorite) …   Useful english dictionary

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  • MDIM — Micrometeoroid Debris Impact Monitor Contributor: LaRC …   NASA Acronyms

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  • Rings of Saturn — The full set of main rings, imaged as Saturn eclipsed the Sun from the vantage of the Cassini spacecraft on 15 September 2006 (brightness is exaggerated). The pale blue dot at the 10 o clock position, outside the main rings and just inside the G… …   Wikipedia

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