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A meteoroid is a small piece of astronomical debris found in a star system. The visible trail seen when a meteoroid enters an atmosphere is a meteor (or more whimsically a shooting star), if the meteoroid survives traversing the atmosphere and impacts the planet it is a meteorite.
In 2368, Dr. Hoyle believed he had found a hole caused by a meteor in a ziggurat on Rajatha Prime, he quickly discovered it had in fact been caused by the impact of the crash landing of a shuttlepod. (TNG comic: "Captain's Pleasure")
- Meteoroid article at Memory Alpha, the wiki for canon Star Trek.
- Meteoroid article at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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|System bodies:||star • planet • planetoid • dwarf planet • asteroid • meteoroid • comet|