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  1. Houellebecq1 Senior Member

    English - United States
    Hola,


    ¿Cómo se dice "bólido" en inglés? Aquí está la definición de Wikipedia: "Un bólido es un tipo de meteoro muy brillante cuya masa es superior a unos 10 gramos o su magnitud es inferior a -3 (generalmente se acepta que sea tan o más brillante que Venus o Júpiter)." Leí la palabra en la siguiente oración: "En la Tierra, varios observatorios registraron ayer y anteayer la entrada de meteoros en la atmósfera terrestre, en forma de bólidos, que se supone que proceden de la cola del Hartley 2." Gracias de antemano.
     
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  3. Moritzchen Senior Member

    Los Angeles, CA
    Spanish, USA
    It is bolide:
    bo·lide
    noun \ˈbō-ˌlīd, -lid\
    Definition of BOLIDE
    : a large meteor : fireball; especially : one that explodes
    Origin of BOLIDE
    French, from Latin bolid-, bolis, from Greek, from bolē throw, stroke First Known Use: 1834

    (Merriam-Webster)
     
  4. pops91710

    pops91710 Senior Member

  5. k-in-sc

    k-in-sc Senior Member

    You were already in Wikipedia. All you had to do was click on "English" over on the left-hand side:
    "The term bolide refers to either an extraterrestrial body that collides with the Earth, or to an exceptionally bright, fireball-like meteor regardless of whether it ultimately impacts the surface."
     

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