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Answered 2011-08-28 17:37:26

It depends on the size of the meteor but is would make a crater and most would vaporise.

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When a meteor hits the Earth it forms a crater.


If a meteor hits you, in all likelihood, you will die.


It stops. It may break up or even volatilize.


It becomes a meteor when it hits earth's atmosphere.


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It burns up (then it is a meteor) and sometimes crashes on Earth (a meteorite)


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Once it hits the Earth, we call the pieces "meteorites".



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A meteorite! hey here is a joke! if a meteor that hits is a meteorite what do you call one that misses? a meteorworong!


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When a meteor hits Earth, it forms a crater, or hole in the ground , made by a space object.


it starts to burn and wventually crashes some where



It stops. The result depends on the kinetic energy of the meteor (1/2 m v squared)


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