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The Rat
2002-Oct-06, 11:41 PM
http://tlc.discovery.com/news/afp/20020930/meteor.html?ct=4782.08571513282

"...becoming red-hot with the heat of the atmosphere."

Yeah well, heat rises,right? So I guess it must be really hot up there. And do we really need to be subjected to the phrase 'shooting star'?

mallen
2002-Oct-07, 03:47 AM
And earlier in that same sentence, we get the usual mistake:

"Meteorites are large rocks which tumble through space..."

It's a meteorite when it hits the ground.

Funky
2002-Oct-07, 01:05 PM
No, heat does not rise, hot air rises.