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1. Any phenomenon or appearance in the atmosphere, as clouds, rain, hail, snow, etc. Hail, an ordinary meteor. (bp. Hall)

2. Specif., A transient luminous body or appearance seen in the atmosphere, or in a more elevated region. The vaulty top of heaven Figured quite o'er with burning meteors. (Shak)

The term is especially applied to fireballs, and the masses of stone or other substances which sometimes fall to the earth; also to shooting stars and to ignes fatui. Meteors are often classed as: aerial meteors, winds, tornadoes, etc.; aqueous meteors, rain, hail, snow, dew, etc.; luminous meteors, rainbows, halos, etc.; and igneous meteors, lightning, shooting stars, and the like.

Origin: F. Meteore, Gr, pl. Things in the air, fr. High in air, raised off the ground; beyond _, a suspension or hovering in the air, fr. To lift, raise up.

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Whether humans like its fur. How resistant to global warming they are. Whether they are in Russia while being hit by meteor...

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... does not equate to 'not possible'. There is still room for the probability of it occurring and one has to factor that in. Being struck by a meteor is 'quite unlikely' but it has happened to people before. If you're sick, we should find you help. But let's get you the right kind of help. ...

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Is evolution determinate?

If there was an exact or near-exact copy of the planet Earth and there would also be similar large-scale events (like great volcano eruptions and meteor impacts), I assume the outcome would be surprisingly similar than what we see here on Earth. However, having intelligent species like humans might ...

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Is this the answer to the global climate change problem?

... out; it would be about 90% of all life if we go by records of what survived other global apocalyptic disasters such as the stagnant oceans and the meteor that wiped out the dinosaurs. If we don’t do anything soon it will be too late.

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by Draco
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