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If it was cometary in nature, gravity. Mostly. That piece of ice has been falling toward the Sun for a long time, increasing velocity every second. Add Earth's orbital velocity and you get...whoa!
Phage, what causes the speed? Just a matter of how directions and angles all came together on this one for what direction everything was going when it intersected?
a -0.120 +/- 0.182 AU
e 8.990 +/- 12.285
reply to post by Thorneblood
But an object on an orbit with a large semi-major axis (well beyond the orbit of Pluto) would be moving very fast at Earth's orbit.
No. It's talking about the meteor on September 27th.
is this the second event strike Ohio?
back there there is a meteorite fall to earth and burn a house kill 2 elderly couple..Scary time,when Nasa go Off, so Space fence.
There is no evidence that the meteor hit the ground. In fact, at that speed it is likely that it was a piece of cometary ice which would have quickly broken up upon entering the atmosphere.