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Name: Preston
Status: student
Grade: 6-8
Country: USA
Date: Spring 2012


Question:
How many meteors hit earth each day?


Replies:
Hi Preston,

About 100 to 200 tons of material hit per day. Most are small particles. The range of debris quantity and size varies greatly.

These references may help!

http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/question.php?number=470

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_meteors_hit_the_earth_per_day

Peter E. Hughes, Ph,D. Milford, NH

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_meteors_hit_the_earth_per_day

Mike Stewart


Dear Preston,

Good question. Many millions strike the Earth, but only an handful survive the plunge through Earth's atmosphere. Earth gains several tons of weight each day from the ones that hit.

Sincerely David H. Levy



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