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Ablation

(erosion of the surface of an object)

Ablation refers to a process that erodes the surface of an object. It can be any such process. In astronomy, for example, the vaporization of the surface of a meteor as it falls through the Atmosphere can be referred to as ablation.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ablation
http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/cosmos/A/Ablation

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