Topics for this category include meteors, bolides, fireballs, and airbursts.A meteor is an event, not just an object. It happens when small pebble (a meteoroid) enters our atmosphere and burns up. Any pieces that reach the ground are called meteorites. Meteoroids are distinguished from asteroids by being too small to cause much damage at ground level, if they were to hit the Earth.
Please submit sites here that reference specific near miss events or specific threatening objects. News hype is acceptable but keep in mind that this is a science category. Consider if one of the following categories might be more appropriate:Near Earth Objects (NEOs) are asteroids or comets that come relatively close to earth. They are of special interest because of the collision hazard they pose to Earth. Meteors, while certainly close to Earth, are generally not considered NEOs.
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