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Meteorite Explodes Over South Wales Last Night

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posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 04:33 PM
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Yes, the heat and pressure cause them to explode, if they are big enough, most you see are the size of a grain of sand, they just burn away.




posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 06:29 PM
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As woogle explained, yes they can and do explode.

Have a look for examples in this meteor compilation:


Sometimes they can go through a series of smaller explosions (like the first example in the compilation), before there is a big one (occasionally if a large enough bit survives and is going fast enough), and there are only small fragments left.


Here's another example of a meteor that exploded over Spain that I posted a thread about here on ATS (including footage) a couple of weeks back.

Also look back at the links I posted in my previous post here for examples where freshly fallen meteorites were found on the ground after similar events to the one that occurred over Wales a few days back.





 
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