Energy changes that occur when a meteor strikes the surface of the earth or the moon, are difficult to determine. The velocity of meteors is so much greater than that of molar masses with which we are familiar, such as projectiles of high powered rifles, that there is little basis for comparison.
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Boon, John D.
"The Impact Of Meteors,"
Field and Laboratory: Vol. 4
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