mi|cro|me|te|or|ite «MY kroh MEE tee uh ryt», noun.
a tiny particle of meteoritic dust, so small that it does not burn as it falls to earth from outer space. Micrometeorites range from a few microns to about 100 microns in diameter. The impact of micrometeorites on the surface of space vehicles is the subject of much research by space scientists. »

The metallized fabric balloons are susceptible to puncturing by micrometeorites (New Scientist).

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