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an especially luminous meteor (sometimes exploding)

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Experts believe that flash most likely came from a bolide, which is a meteor that exploded mid-air after entering the planet's atmosphere.
For geologists, a bolide is a meteorite large enough to create a crater.
The bolide manufactured by the students was delivered in Russia.
The tests and lab experiments conducted at TNO and in Bolides own laboratory, have reached an advanced stage, but a number of final tests remain to be done.
Les grands bolides, les bus de transport et le poids lourds sont les plus a souffrir a cause de leurs grandes capacites de plein.
"Both of these bolides were 10-meter objects, leaving trails for less than two seconds," de Pater said, too small and too brief to be observed by professional astronomers except by chance.
About once a year, an automobile-sized asteroid hits Earth's atmosphere, creat[ing] an impressive fireball." (3) US missile-warning satellites annually record as many as 30 bolides (meteoroids that detonate in the atmosphere, otherwise known as fireballs), often releasing as much energy as a nuclear blast (see fig.
Such small rocks explode high in the atmosphere as giant bolides and are observed by military surveillance satellites designed to detect nuclear blasts or rocket launches around the world.
Bright, thunderous fiery meteors are called fireballs or bolides (bo-lides).
Public and private watchdog agencies continue to keep an eye on the hundreds of such known bolides, and thousands more are suspected that come in all sizes and shapes.
The leading suspect in this murder mystery is a large impact or series of impacts by comets or asteroids, collectively called bolides.
Os relevos espaciais, bolides, capas, estandartes, tendas e penetraveis propostos por Oiticica continuam a confirmar a sua atualidade e a poderosa inovacao artistica deste autor de dimensao mundial.