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Name: April W.
Status: educator
Age: 40s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: Friday, April 26, 2002

I am April, a 4th grade teacher at Riverlawn Elementary School in Virginia. My class is conducting a science project entitled: "What are the affects of a meteorite hitting a surface?" Could you please help us with our research?

We would like to know:

What is the average damage of a meteorite hitting a surface?

What are most meteorites made of?

Would the amount of damage to an area depend on size and speed of the meteorite?

I understand that most meteorites burn up before reaching the surface, what kind of material is the most common that does not burn up?

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Sky and Telescope and Astronomy magazines:

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