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Re: Meteor velocities (Stan Friesen)
Sender: Stan Friesen <swf@ElSegundoCA.NCR.COM>
Subject: Re: Meteor velocities
> If I've done my math correctly, a particle started off with no
> orbital motion from the Oort belt would reach 42 km/sec by the time it
> had reached the earth's orbit (and 618 km/sec by the time it had
> reached the sun's surface).
That would apply to meteors derived from a cometary source.
Many meteorites, however, originated in the asteroid belt, and
some even come from the inner planets.
The peace of God be with you.