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I have a question regarding meteorites and sound...

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posted on Jul, 29 2006 @ 01:18 AM
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Why do meteorites make no sound as they enter the atmosphere? If they're going fast enough to burn up, shouldn't there be a sonic boom or some type of noise? Is it just too far away to hear?


:edit: Oops, this sould go in BTS shouldn't it?

[edit on 7/29/2006 by 4212]




posted on Jul, 29 2006 @ 01:30 AM
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Its called a Meteor when it goes through the atmosphere.

a meteoroid when it is in space
a meteorite when it hits Earth

They burn up at such a hit altitude that we usually don't hear anything. But some have come close and we can hear the very good...



posted on Jul, 29 2006 @ 04:07 PM
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Cool, thanks for the info.



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