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the @stro contest

January-February 2000 : This contest is CLOSED

mars action pack The January-February 2000 contest featured a brand new Mattel action pack featuring the Mars Polar Lander and Mars Climate Orbiter. OK, OK, we know that they both resulted in unsuccessful missions, but you've got to take the bad with the good. Hey, these things are collectors items. We've even heard that they are going for over $50 on eBay.

The question:
A solar-system object (not human-made) that enters the Earth's atmosphere and burns up without touching the ground, is called a(n):
Possible answers:
The correct answer:
leonid meteorMeteor - a natural solar-system object, which can be made of either stone or iron, that enters the Earth's atmosphere and burns up before reaching the surface is called a "meteor". Don't confuse this term with "meteorite" which is what the object would be called if it actually did reach the surface. Meteors can be left over from comets or fragments of asteroids. Several meteor showers occur thoughout the year including the Leonids and Perseids to name two.
The winner: Bill M. from Wayne, NJ
Runnerups: Ned W., Elizabeth O.

the @stro contest rules and terms

  1. The contest will be over on February 15th, 2000.
  2. Only ONE entry will be accepted per name/email address. Please respect this. Proven repeated entries from the same person will result in your expulsion from current and future contests.
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  6. A correct entry will be randomly selected (probably from a hat) to determine the winner. In the event that there are no correct entries, a random drawing will be held of all the people that submitted entries. In addition, a primary winner and two runner-ups will be selected. In the event that the primary winner is unable to take possession of the prize for whatever reason, the next runner-up will receive it, and so on. If there are no entries, we'll put it up on eBay and make a buck. :o)
  7. Contest rules, terms and conditions are subject to change at any time and for any reason.
  8. We reserve the right to discontinue this contest at any time and for any reason.
  9. The winner will be notified via email of their good fortune on or about February 15th, 2000.
  10. Reasonable research has been done to ensure that the question made sense and the answer is correct, but neither is open for discussion. Basically, we're sorry if you didn't understand the question, but it stands as-is. Feel free to email for clarification of the question or answers BEFORE you press "Enter the Contest". The final determination of the correctness of the question or answer is entirely at the discretion of the @stro pages and is subject to change without notice.
  11. Under no circumstances will the @stro pages be held liable for any damages that arise from the holding of this contest. You enter this contest at your own risk and no promises, explicit or implied, are offered as to your winning or losing status.
  12. This is for fun, so please make it that way and don't abuse it.

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