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What Happens When A Meteor Strikes Earth?

Most of the near earth objects that approach Earth burn up in our atmosphere. What happens to the ones that don’t?

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Huge Tunguska Explosion Remains Mysterious 100 Years Later

“A full century after the mysterious Tunguska explosion in Siberia leveled an area nearly the size of Tokyo, debate continues over what caused it.”

Near Earth Objects & Impact Effects

“Near Earth Objects are asteroids or comets that have orbits around the Sun that bring them close to the Earth. The actual definition of an NEO is a comet or asteroid whose orbit brings it close to Earth’s orbit. The criterion is a perihelion distance 1.3 AU.”

An analysis of the physical, chemical, optical, and historical impacts of the 1908 Tunguska meteor fall

“A detailed analysis of the physical nature and photochemical after effects of the explosive cometary meteor Tunguska is presented.”

Getting a Handle on How Much Cosmic Dust Hits Earth

“Estimates vary of how much cosmic dust and meteorites enter Earth’s atmosphere each day, but range anywhere from 5 to 300 metric tons, with estimates made from satellite data and extrapolations of meteorite falls.”

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