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Originally posted by HerExcellency
the estimated numbers look something like 99.99999% of objects that hit the atmosphere burn up. With that said something in the neighborhood of 10,000 objects hit the ionosphere every day. So in any given day, 2-3 objects make it through. If you figure on the high side that 700+ objects get through a year only 27% will hit land somewhere (Earth's surface is 73% water). So less than 100 objects will make land. Of the ones that hit the surface of the earth the vast majority are the size of a pinky nail or smaller...