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Answered 2011-09-14 10:33:25

Well at the moment, we don't know.

But the reason we don't often see asteroids around earth, is because Jupiter is help us by sucking in most of the asteroids.


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A meteor swarm is just a meteor shower with a higher frequency of visible meteors. More than four or five a minute would be a swarm.

We experience "meteor showers" when the Earth passes through the orbit of an ancient comet. There are several of these throughout the year. The "front end" of the Earth is the line of Sunrise. Just as you would see more bugs smashed on the front windshield of the car than on the back window, we see more meteors when we're on the "front" end of the Earth, from about 2AM until dawn.

A comet could concievably pass close enough to the earth to be pulled in by its gravity. We would experience as a meteor or meteorite

well the meteor would be sucked in by the earths gravitational pull

That depends largely on where you are. Please clarify whether you would like to know the next visible anywhere on Earth, or the next for a given location.

December 21, 2010 No this when a total lunar eclipse and meteor shower will happen on the same day and the next solar eclipse and meteor shower to happen on the same day will be on January 4th 2011 and this will be a partial eclipse not total A total eclipse and meteor shower only happen every 1000 years and that would be in December and it is a lunar not solar eclipse

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

A 20,000 mile wide object would not be a meteor; it would be a planet significantly larger than Earth. In that case Earth, which is about 8,000 miles wide, would definitely be destroyed.

a meteor would hit earth every five seconds

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.

Not really. The vast majority of meteors are the size of grains of sand. There are a few that would measure a couple inches across. the chances of a large rock being in the debris trail which causes the meteor shower are slim to none. A meteor shower is caused by bits of debris left behind by a comet. Comets are made of ice, not rock. Nothing dangerous there.

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.

From the size of a grain of sand, to about the size of a grain of rice. A meteor the size of e kernel of corn would be rare. Bigger ones do come along, but things the size of a baseball probably only hit the Earth once a week or so.

Any astronaut would experience weightlessness while orbiting the Earth.Any astronaut would experience weightlessness while orbiting the Earth.Any astronaut would experience weightlessness while orbiting the Earth.Any astronaut would experience weightlessness while orbiting the Earth.

You can't stop meteor showers. They are naturally occuring events. As Earth goes through space, it encounters all sorts of dirt and debris which then enter our atmosphere and burn up in an instant. So it is impossible to stop them. It would be like trying to stop wind or rain or tides. Meteor showers are spectacular to watch, so nobody would want to stop them. There are very few meteors that pose any dangers to Earth.

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.

Well...the meteor show this evening I actually a meteor shower starting dec 22nd while the lunar eclipse started at 130am dec 21st. That's 2 entirely different days. I think it would be xtremely rare for these 2 events to happen on the exact same day

By virtue that a meteor is a meteoroid that is burning up in the Earths atmosphere due to friction, then the answer is yes.

No, meteor showers are not the result of the collision of asteroids. The asteroid belt is between Mars and Jupiter, and is quite distant from Earth; if the asteroids were to collide with each other it is very unlikely that they, or any resulting debris, would reach the Earth. Meteor showers are the result of the debris left behind by comets that swing in toward the sun on long elliptical orbits. Comets are composed mostly of various types of ice, which cement together rocky debris, and as they get closer to the sun, the ice begins to melt and the debris is released. If this happens in the vicinity of the Earth, there is a meteor shower.

As the meteor enters the atmosphere it is assaulted with atmospheric ram pressure. Ram pressure is the pressure exerted on the object and causes a drag force. A meteor produces a shock wave generated by the rapid compression of air in front of the meteor.

you had them on your body and washed the off

everyone freakin burns and dies baby peace

Well,it would basicly turn the earth into a burning hot hell like venus.It would also have enough force to knock earth into another orbit.It doesn't matter though,the earth will be destroyed.Each particle in the meteor would carry around 30 trillion electron volts.Boi.

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