Originally posted by cody599
reply to post by Rezlooper
Regardless it is much more reliable than your sources
ATS'ers may not trust it but many have quoted it. Strange huh ?
Forgive me if I trust a well credited global website against 1 quote from you.
As you see in the evidence you quote the speeds are much slower.
Actually, Rezlooper is spot on with the information he posted as far as meteoroids in solar orbits are concerned.
The speeds that are listed on the site that you linked to, although also correct, don't take into account the speed or direction in which the Earth moves in it's orbit.
For example, Leonid meteoroids don't travel at 70ish km/s through space - it's a good bit slower than this. However, since they travel in the opposite direction to Earth in it's orbit, when they hit the atmosphere, it's like a head on car-crash - the relative speeds are combined.
Interestingly, intergalactic particles/meteoroids will have much more extreme speeds, which can be as high as a few hundred km/s, taking into account the speed at which our galaxy, our solar system and our Earth are traveling at in their respective orbits.