[meteorite-list] Slowest possible meteorites?

From: Philip R. Burns <pib_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:42:01 2004
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At 09:56 AM 1/17/01 -0800, you wrote:

| Hi, Would anyone know what the slowest speed which a meteorite, or anything
| for that matter, would have when it entered the Earth's atmosphere? Gravity
| would accelerate everything, even objects with orbits similar to the
| Earth's, up to a certain speed. Is there a minimum speed limit?

The minimum speed is the escape velocity of the Earth, about 11.2 km/sec .

-- Philip R. "Pib" Burns
Received on Wed 17 Jan 2001 01:41:42 PM PST

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