Astronomy Answers: From the Astronomical Dictionary

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From the Astronomical Dictionary

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the meteorite

meteooros = [Greek] lifted up, floating in the air

A meteorite is a piece of rock that came out of space and fell to the ground. Before it entered the atmosphere it was a meteoroid, and when it was passing through the atmosphere it was a meteor.