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What happens when a meteorite hits the ground?

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What happens when a meteorite hits the ground? When a large meteorite hits the ground it can produce a crater. Meteorite craters are rare on the Earth, because the atmosphere slows the meteorite and also usually burns it up. Many ancient meteorite craters have been worn away by water and by weather over thousands of years.

On planets and moons with no atmosphere, huge numbers of meteorites strike with enormous power. Our own Moon is estimated to have 3,000,000 million meteorite craters measuring 1 m or more in diameter. Some of the large geographical features on the Moon and other planets and moons throughout the Solar System are probably the result of strikes by large meteors hitting their surfaces.

This impact crater at Wolf Creek in Australia was caused by a huge meteorite or small asteroid. The amount of energy the impact released would have been equivalent to hundreds of nuclear weapons.

There are over 100,000 asteroids in orbit around the Sun. Some measure less than I km across, while the largest is 1,003 km.


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Category: Astrology  - ( Astrology Archive)

Date Added: 09 December '11


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