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Subject: Where won't meteorites impact on planet Earth?

Date: Mon Apr 11 00:22:24 2011
Posted by Gordon
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City: Perth State/Province: Western Australia Country: No country entered.
Area of science: Astronomy
ID: 1302506544.As

We hear a lot about Near Earth Objects, and how much damage they could inflict
-- but most scenarios have impact zones between about 60N and 60S.  Could a
major NEO (say 1km) land in the Circumpolar Current around Antarctica?  Or maybe
in the North Atlantic between Iceland and England?  So where will meteoroids NOT
impact this planet?

Re: Where won't meteorites impact on planet Earth?

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