Most of us have at one time or another in our lives seen a meteor, or "shooting star," on a clear night. This phenomenon usually appears as a brief streak of light in the sky. A meteor occurs when a tiny meteoroid intercepts the Earth's atmosphere and meets a fiery destruction due to the tremendous friction it encounters.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1989 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Leiker, P. Steven and Hockey, Thomas A.
"Astronomy News & Resources,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 26
, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol26/iss1/10