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Re: Why does a meteor blow up just before impact ?
« Reply #25 on: 18/09/2006 13:01:16 »
I agree I am at a loss to see how any body could be accelerated to 100,000 Km/s except maybe by a black hole and I am sure we would have noticed it if there was one nearby.

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Re: Why does a meteor blow up just before impact ?
« Reply #26 on: 18/09/2006 13:52:36 »
Seagulls explode before they hit the ground if you throw Alka Seltzer tablets to them :D

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Re: Why does a meteor blow up just before impact ?
« Reply #27 on: 19/09/2006 08:21:02 »
Are you sure it wasn't like 1/3000 or 1/30,000 of the speed of light?  ;)
 

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Re: Why does a meteor blow up just before impact ?
« Reply #28 on: 19/09/2006 20:12:24 »
Exactly. I read typical meteor's speed is around 10 - 70 Km/second.
About Tunguska forest event(1908) someone said it could have been a little comet exploding not far from the ground.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska_event
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Re: Why does a meteor blow up just before impact ?
« Reply #29 on: 19/09/2006 08:21:02 »
Are you sure it wasn't like 1/3000 or 1/30,000 of the speed of light?  ;)
 

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Re: Why does a meteor blow up just before impact ?
« Reply #30 on: 19/09/2006 20:12:24 »
Exactly. I read typical meteor's speed is around 10 - 70 Km/second.
About Tunguska forest event(1908) someone said it could have been a little comet exploding not far from the ground.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska_event
« Last Edit: 19/09/2006 20:15:22 by lightarrow »
 

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