Can a shooting star hit the Earth surface?
The possibility of a shooting star landing on Earth's surface is real and occurs frequently. The majority
of meteoroids totally disintegrate several kilometers above the Earth's surface, with the
majority starting to evaporate as soon as they hit the atmosphere. However, it takes longer
and greater temperatures for iron, which is the material that makes up the core of the largest
meteoroids, to burn fully. The larger meteoroids are more likely to strike the Earth's surface because they
contain a significantly higher amount of meteoric iron. Each year, there are around 500 of these.
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