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A meteorite was, in the words of expert Liz Shaw, "the debris from comets". Most didn't reach the Earth's surface, but rather burnt up in the atmosphere. (TV: Spearhead from Space) According to John Smith, meteorites always looked close, "when actually they're miles off". (TV: Human Nature) Once an asteroid entered the Earth's atmosphere, it became a meteor. (TV: Detained)
Some fraction of them proved to be vessels for alien energies or entities.
One of the segments of the Key to Time was disguised as a meteor, which passed through the Cronquist System where the Cronquist attached themselves to it. They collided it with a NASA shuttle and used the only survivor, Millicent Ferril, to build them a machine to transport them to Earth. The Fourth Doctor and Romana dispersed the segment, preventing this. (AUDIO: Ferril's Folly)
In 1283, a meteorite from the Jeggorabax Cluster landed in the Weserbergland Mountains of Lower Saxony, in what was later Germany. The Weserbergland meteorite housed an energy entity that became known as the Pied Piper. (TV: The Day of the Clown)