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The number of meteorites falling to Earth every year is amazing

Added Sun, 06/08/2023
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Sun, 06/08/2023

Every year millions of meteorites burn up in the Earth's atmosphere, but the Earth's surface reaches much less — less than 10 thousand annually.

Breaking through the earth's atmosphere, meteorites rub against the air and burn up — at this time there is a bright flash, a meteor. They appear in the Earth's sky every day, but mostly they cannot be seen because of daylight.

It is not known for certain how many meteorites end up on the ocean floor. However, we know some data. 29 percent of the earth's surface is covered by land. Urban areas, where 55 percent of the population lives, account for 0.44 percent of the land. Knowing the number of meteorites that are found in cities, you can calculate the approximate total number of heavenly stones that appear on Earth.

According to scientists, there are about 6.1 thousand meteorite falls annually, and 1.8 thousand of them fall on land.

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