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Can an asteroid/meteroid/meteor/meteorite be stopped in its way to Earth?

I was just studying meteorology and had a doubt about the motion of meteors towards earth. Can a meteor be stopped while it is still under under the gravitational influence of Earth? As far as I know ...
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What are the differences between Comet versus Asteroid versus Meteoroid versus Meteor versus Meteorite?

What are the differences between comet versus asteroid versus meteoroid versus meteor versus meteorite in practical terms?
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Are meteorites igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic rocks?

Are meteorites igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic rocks? Or do we need a new method of rock classification for them?