Asked in Earthquakes, Astronomy
What happens if a meteor goes through earth?
Life as we know it would disappear. It's not possible for a meteor to punch a clean hole through the Earth. So a meteor big enough would crack the Earth into pieces. These might eventually be pulled together again by gravity, but the planet would be unrecognizable. ...
Asked in Science Fiction, The Moon
Could an meteor hitting the moon affect life on earth?
A meteor hitting the moon would affect life on Earth in a good way. By omission, the collision with the moon means the meteor doesn't get to strike the Earth --- and that is a very good thing. ...
Asked in Astronomy, Physics
If the earth is traveling at a speed of 64000 mph and a meteor the same size moving at the same speed collides with earth will you be thrown off?
That depends on where you are on the Earth and where the meteor hits. ________________ Wherever you are on earth, if an object the size of the earth collided directly with us (at that size it would be a rogue planet, I think, rather than a meteor) then certainly all life on earth would come to an end, and likely within minutes. ...
Asked in Astronomy
What is it called when a meteor produces enough light to cast a shadow on the earth?
A meteor does not produce light, a shadow on the Earth is caused when the meteor blocks the Sun's rays. The meteor does this when it is placed in between the Sun and the Earth, this is called an eclipse. ...
Asked in Astronomy
Would there be friction on a meteor coming towards earth?
By virtue that a meteor is a meteoroid that is burning up in the Earths atmosphere due to friction, then the answer is yes. ...
Asked in Dinosaurs
Why do scientists think a meteor killed the dinosaurs?
The end of the dinosaur era came suddenly and it coincided with a time when a meteor hit the earths surface. the result of this collusion would have been that life as it was on earth at the time would have become impossible, killing just about everything that lived on the surface and changing the ecology of the earth to a point where it would no longer be able to support animals as big as the dinosaurs even if some did...
Asked in Physics, Space Travel and Exploration
What forces act on a meteor as it falls toward earth?
Force of gravity pulling the meteor to Earth. Force of air resistance slowing down the meteor like friction. ...