In particular, the light phenomenon which results from the entry into the Earth's atmosphere of a solid particle from space; more generally, as a noun or an adjective, any physical object or phenomenon associated with such an event.

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Air friction at supersonic velocities

I know that if an object moves in the air, it can experience two types of drag, laminar and turbulent. For instance, I have a meteor of ideal spherical shape falling from edge of space, say, 100 km up ...
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Did the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event cause miniature tidal waves?

This could be considered on-topic for Earth Science, but I'm putting it here because I'm interested primarily in the dynamics of the impact. 65 million years ago, a large body crashed down onto ...
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What are laws regarding falling meteorites and the angles of descent?

I would like to know if there is any math / laws of physics governing the angle that a meteor falls on our planet. I doubt it falls towards the center of the planet, from what footage I've seen, it ...
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How fast do large asteroids usually travel?

I have just watched this video made by discovery channel, and you can hear the narrator at 0:51 saying that : "even though it is moving at 720 THOUSANDS kilometers per hour..." I stopped once I heard ...