What are the chances of being hit by a meteorite?
1 in 7,000,000,000 and you would not survive it
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A meteor is the glowing streak of light caused when a space rock passes through the Earth's atmosphere and is heated to incandescence by compressive heating and friction. Usually, this either vaporizes the rock or causes it to explode. If any fragments survive the fall and strike the Earth, they are… called meteorites. (MORE)
In recorded history, no human has ever been killed by a meteor but there have been a number of cases about people who were nearly struck by it. One of those few cases- Ann Hodges, an Alabama housewife, was sleeping on her couch when she was awakened by a 3 pound meteor. It crashed through the ro…of of her house and bounced off a small piece of furniture. It then hit her in the hip which caused a large bruise. This is said to have happened on November 30, 1954. ________________________ Answer: Yes, certainly. The object that struck northern Canada about 15,000 years ago killed off all the humans on North America, including an pre-indian group called the Clovis People. It also caused the "Younger Dryas" mini-ice age, and was probably responsible for the extinction of the mastodons and mammoths. See related link for a video of a "possible!!" near miss by a meteorite. (MORE)
It depends on the size of the meteor and where it lands. If it is a large meteor that lands on the hard ground, you will get a crater..
Billions and more. The Earth has had meteor strikes since it was first formed and will continue having them into the future. In our current phase, the Earth has had over 38,000 meteorite finds. There will be many more, but they are difficult to locate.
Meteorites hit other planets all the time. In fact, earth get hit the least (about twice every millenium).
This happens frequently (about 2000 time per year), mostly small bits of rock surviving atmospheric frictional heating. Rarely, huge chunks survive to impact, causing vast craters with very damaging consequences for planet, environment, and life. Related Information: It is only called a meteor…ite if it hits the Earth. Otherwise it is just a meteor. If it is just traveling through space away from our atmosphere, it is a meteoroid. Most meteors are just dust and sand. We can tell their composition, by studying their spectra as they burn up in the atmosphere. The fastest meteors travel at about 42 km/sec (the escape velocity of the solar system). Earth's orbital speed is about 30 km/sec. So, if they are moving exactly opposite to Earth's motion in its orbit, they can be traveling at a maximum relative speed of about 72.9 km/sec as they enter the atmosphere. (MORE)
Yes, Meteorites hit the Earth. . Because they are larger particles and when they enter the Earth's atmosphere, they are not burn't up by the heat generated due to friction as in the case of Meteors .. Only Meteors are burn't up because they are smaller particles but Meteorites are larger p…articles. . Some Meteorites caused much damage to the life on the Earth. (MORE)
Meteorites are formed from large objects or planets collidingcreating smaller debris. These debris then begin to travel at highspeeds through space.
There is some speculation that a meteorite may have brought down TWA Flight 800, though this has not been confirmed. An NTSB report estimates that the chances of a meteorite penetrating the hull of a domestic aircraft over the U.S. are once every 59,000-77,000 years. The full report can be found her…e:. http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance/teaching_aids/books_articles/Cassidy.pdf (MORE)
The vast majority of meteoroids are the size of grains of rice orsmaller, and MILLIONS of them hit all over the Earth, every day.So, yes, there are meteorites falling on Vietnam even as we speak. Will there be any sizeable meteors over Vietnam any time soon?Probably; there are a dozen meteor shower…s each year, and they arevisible everywhere. But a BIG meteor? That's completelyunpredictable. (MORE)
It depends on the size of the meteorite. Little meteorites hit Earth thousands of times a day, things the size of a grain of dust or so. Larger ones, the size of a grain of rice, burn up in the atmosphere hundreds of times each day. Larger ones, perhaps as big as a baseball, hit our planet every fe…w weeks, and more rarely really large ones land. The one that made Arizona's "Meteor Crater" was probably the size of a big building, about 150 feet tall. Of course, bigger things have hit the Earth before; it was probably an asteroid or comet that wiped out the dinosaurs, 65 million years ago. (MORE)
No. The meteor would vaporize before hitting the Sun, and the vapor would be carried away by the solar wind. Even very large asteroids or comets are minuscule in size compared to the mass of the Sun.
Meteors have hit the sun but not meteorites. A meteorite is anobject that has survived atmosphere entry and landed on thesurface. All meteors that hit the sun are vaporized.
There are a number of locations where we clearly see evidence that a meteorite hit the earth. (A meteorite is a rock originating in space that actually manages to get through the atmosphere and strike the earth.) A couple of the larger or more famous ones are Barringer crater (sometimes called Meteo…r crater) in Arizona and the now famous Chicxulub crater straddling the coast of the YucatÃ¡n Peninsula in Mexico. Use the link below to see a list of these and others. Note that this is a Wikipedia post, and each item on the list is a link to the Wikipedia post on that impact event. Lots of things to read, and pictures to see, too! (MORE)
Thousands of meteors probably hit Jupiter each day. None of them are big enough to be visible. You may be thinking of the comet Shoemaker Levy 9, which broke apart in 1994, and the fragments smashed into Jupiter one right after another, causing titanic explosions and leaving dark marks in the Jov…ian clouds that lasted for months. (MORE)
None at all - a meteorite is very small (typically marble to basketball size) compared to the size and mass of the Earth.
Mercury has been hit thousands if times. Its surface looks much like the Moon. \n. However, there is the famous "Caloris Basin" which is the result of a huge meteoric impact.
it depends how big the meteor is. most of the time it just gets embedded in the ground
Yes but they hit us all the time anyway and doesn't mean one will come by that's big enough to harm us.
Over the course of time many thousands of meteors have hit themoon. It is likely that just as many hit the earth but burned up inthe atmosphere.
\nIf its hits close to where you live, it wouldn't matter what you do. You'd be desinagrated.
it depends on how tall your house is. if you have a two story house and it is surrounded by one story houses you might want to watch out but really you shouldn't be concerned about it. ------- You can never be to sure about this. Now if your house is struck by lightning, make sure you call 9…11, and DO NOT. I repeat DO NOT turn on anything. Make sure you get out of the house as anything can catch fire. The lightning is very much able to ruin you electricity in the house, and you'll end up with a lot of surprises... Such as: . Fridges/Freezers dying . The lingering scent of burnt electronics more than likely . Flickering lights (if your power even works) when you turn on appliances. ^^^ I got my answer from my brain as our house was just struck by lightning two days ago^^^ (MORE)
Do they? I don't believe this is known. I have not been able to find any real estimate for the numbers of meteorites hitting the Moon or the Earth so a comparison is kind of unwarranted. However, I would expect more meteorites to hit the Moon than the Earth *per unit surface area* because the Moon h…as very little atmosphere. A lot of meteors hit the Earth's atmosphere without ever reaching the Earth's surface because they burn up in the air. The Moon has no such protective covering and so will be hit by all the meteors that head its way. (MORE)
Yes. The NASA Messenger probe will be passing by Mercury in the next couple of days, and we may be able to see craters there.
There are plenty of them. Look up into the night sky and you may well witness one or two during the night - maybe more. When a meteorite enters the Earths atmosphere it becomes a meteor or shooting star.
The chance of being hit by a snowball depends on where you are at. If you are currently standing in snow then it will be higher than if there is no snow around. It also depends on who is around you. If there are people throwing snowballs at others anywhere near you, I would say that the chances are …quite high of you getting hit by a snowball. If you are, however, in a place where there is no snow present, the chances of you getting hit by a snowball are rather slim or nonexistent. (MORE)
Yes. In fact, scientists have found meteorites here on Earth that appear to be pieces blasted off the surface of Mars when some much larger object hit it!
because when they hit you they are so small you cant feel them. some are smaller than a grain of sand
Yes lots of meteorites hit earth every year, ranging from 2mm onesto house sized ones and even bigger
yes that will explain the holes on mars and plus if u go vist mars u can see tiny or big rocks or meduim sized rocks on them u might even see some that have ash or just a little small fire
It is either on fire or very hot as passing through the atmosphere heats it up a graet deal.
The meteorite that hit Mexico happened 65 million years ago, and nobody was around to give it a name. It struck near a place now known as Chixculub, and the modern crater is thus named. [A meteor is something seen in the sky. When/if it reaches the Earth, it is a meteorite.]
The Earth is constantly hit by small meteorites simply because space has no friction. Therefore, if a small asteroid were to somehow been flung out of the Asteroid belt (becoming a meteor), and was aim at Earth, chances are that it'll hit.
Yes. A meteorite is a piece of rock or metal from space that hashit Earth's surface.
The minimum velocity of any meteorite falling into the Earth's gravity well would be the "escape velocity" of the Earth, about 25,000 miles per hour. Most will be going faster, sometimes MUCH faster. Radar tracking of Gemenid meteors a year or so ago showed that they were entering the atmosphere at …130,000 MPH! (MORE)
Yes. We don't know when; we haven't seen anything that will, yet. But we're certain that the Earth has been hit by fairly big things in the past, and it surely will be again.
But they do! Any hardware that's been recovered after spending time in space is found to be covered by small nicks, pits, and dings, due to meteorite impacts. As far as manned missions are concerned, all you can say is that they've been lucky so far.
Depending on where you sit little to nothing. If you sit in the corner by any of the nets a lot of dumps go out of the rink there but if you sit low you should be good!
You might get hit by a meteor if it's big enough to get through the dense atmosphere before burning up. A meteorite is only called a meteorite once it is on the surface.
The early days of the solar system were much like a demolition derby of meteoroids slamming into other bodies. Earth was pummeled just as severely as the moon was, but earth has weather - which softens and erodes the craters over time. The moon, with no weather, keeps it's many craters intact.
Statistically the chances of any given location of being hit by a tornado are quite low and the chances of getting hit by a strong one even lower, though what that chance is depends on where you live.
all the time, but the meteorites just burn up in the atmosphere, this is caused by the thick atmosphere on earth, which generate a huge friction between the meteorites and the air molecules. You can actually see the it burning up in the sky, commonly known as falling stars. But it is not all meteors…, which burn up in the atmosphere, it just have to be big enough to sustain its shape all the way to the ground, but this only happens rarely. but as you can see on mars it has a lot of craters, and that is simply because the atmosphere is much thinner. (MORE)
That depends on what you mean by completely unaffected. I was hit by lightning when I was 11. I walked away from it. There was no obvious damage. Was I unaffected? Maybe. In truth, however, I was temporarily knocked out, and when I got up, I developed a migraine. Since lightning is a very large amou…nt of energy, my position is that the probability of being completely unaffected by a strike to one's self is zero. I was the first one on my feet. I did not even know it was lightning, as I did not feel it, see it, or hear it. I had to be told it was a lightning strike. Every one else was "flattened" by the boom. The migraine developed about 5 minutes later, and they took me to the hospital, to be declared "unaffected". I disagree. (MORE)
There is only one recorded case of it happening, in Alabama in the 1950's. It crashed through the roof of a home, and it bounced off the woman's radio console before hitting her (she was slightly injured). It was about the size of a football.
There is a 1 in 700,000 chance of being struck by a meteor during the average lifetime.
There have been two major meteor events in Siberia in recordedhistory: the Tunguska event of June 30, 1908 and the Chelyabinskmeteor of February 15, 2013.
Meteorite impacts can be counted remotely from photographs. The truth about how many hit Mercury will probably never be known because the impact sites probably become swamped with molten lava because the surface of Mercury is so hot that we can only know about impacts that are recent. it's sort of l…ike trying to count sandcastles on the beach after the tide has come in. Counting craters on the moon of Earth would be a far more accurate exercise. (MORE)
Many meteorite are filled with rare earth metals, or other valuables like platinum or iridium. If you got hit by one, you could be rich if you survived.
It depends on the size of the meteorite. Small ones strike the Earth pretty commonly (4m diameters around every 1,5 years), but big ones very rarely. The most critical meteor striking guess is around year 2880.
There are not too many female drivers in Saudi at this time,however, I have lived there myself, and the odds of being involvedin an accident is far higher in Saudi than it is in the USA. SafeTravels!