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15 October, 14:32

Explain why a meteorite burns up as it enters the earth's atmosphere. Using ideas about work and energy ...

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  1. 15 October, 15:14
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    Earths atmosphere creates resistance which in turn creates friction which in turn generates heat which in turn burns up the meteorite.

    No atmosphere and even a bit of space dust would smash into the planet.
  2. 15 October, 15:31
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    A meteorite burns up as it enters the earth's atmosphere because there are many layers of thermosphere, meosphere, stratshere etc so even when a shuttle enters the earth atmosphere it also burns so everything which comes by pressure it burns.
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