Gas Cap

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Gas Cap

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The gas immediately in front of a body as it travels through the atmosphere. </dd>
This gas is compressed and heated. If the speed is sufficiently high, the gas becomes incandescent; it is to this condition that the term is usually applied, as in the gas cap of a meteor. [[/a>|/a> ]]

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This article is based on NASA's Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use