A meteoroid is a piece of astronomical debris, smaller than an asteroid. When a meteoroid enters an atmosphere, it is called a meteor, and the remains found after it lands are called meteorites.
A.E. Hodgkin theorized that the termites of Loracus Prime were meteorite-borne before developing Hodgkin's Law of Parallel Planetary Development. (ENT: "Strange New World")
In 2254, José Tyler proposed meteoroids as the source of some unusual readings encountered by the USS Enterprise. (TOS: "The Cage")
The probe Nomad suffered a serious loss of memory after a collision with a meteoroid. (TOS: "The Changeling")
In 2262, the SS Beagle suffered serious damage from a storm of meteoroids. (TOS: "Bread and Circuses")
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