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How Earth’s Atmosphere Burns Meteors, Comets, and Other Space Debris

Earth Atmopshere

Outer Space is full of potentially dangerous objects – objects such as asteroids, comets, meteoroids, and even man-made satellites that pose a risk to our planet.  While the vast majority of such objects are not on a path to collide with our own planet, some occasionally are.  Without the protection offered by our atmosphere, meteors, comets, and other such space debris would crash into the Earth’s surface, potentially causing significant damage.  So – how exactly does our atmosphere protect us?

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