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Is there a chance of a meteor hitting the earth? and when?


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Apparently there are meteors hitting the earth all of the time. The question is whether a large one will hit. That is very rare. The second question is how large does one have to be so it will not burn up in the atmosphere and reach the ground. Again that seems to be relatively rare, but people are often finding bits that look llike meteorites. Look up some more in any recent encyclopedial.

Samuel P Bowen



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