Meteorite and meteoroid: New comprehensive definitions

  title={Meteorite and meteoroid: New comprehensive definitions},
  author={Alan E. Rubin and Jeffrey N. Grossman},
  journal={Meteoritics \& Planetary Science},
Abstract– Meteorites have traditionally been defined as solid objects that have fallen to Earth from space. This definition, however, is no longer adequate. In recent decades, man‐made objects have fallen to Earth from space, meteorites have been identified on the Moon and Mars, and small interplanetary objects have impacted orbiting spacecraft. Taking these facts and other potential complications into consideration, we offer new comprehensive definitions of the terms “meteorite,”“meteoroid… 
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