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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, the term is used, for example, to refer to the vaporization of the surface of a meteor as it falls through the Atmosphere.


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

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