How does a meteorite travel?

1 Answer
Mar 21, 2016

Meteorite travel is subject to 1 the direction of entry into the atmosphere 2..increasing frictional atmospheric resistance 3.Earth's gravitation 4. gradual increase in its surface temperature. .


Before entry into the atmosphere, the alien mass is called a mereoroid.

After entry, it is called a meteor,.

A meteor might be in flames and might disintegrate into either ashes or tiny particles or masses of varying size or withstand the heat and reach the land or sea in flames, as a whole.

When the it is identified on land or in the bottom of the sea, it is called a meteorite.