meteor swarm

meteor swarm
noun
a group of meteoroids with similar paths
Hypernyms: ↑meteoroid, ↑meteor

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noun
: a group of meteoroids that have closely similar orbits around the sun — see meteor shower

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Astron.
any large number of meteoroids moving in parallel paths. Cf. meteor shower.

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meteor swarm noun
A number of meteoroids travelling on parallel courses
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Main Entry:meteor

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meteor swarm,
a large group of meteors that orbit together about the sun, considered to be the remains of a disintegrated comet.

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