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Tom Mazanec
2018-Sep-22, 02:21 PM
What is the likelihood per year that I will be struck by a meteorite?
I know it happened at least once.

grant hutchison
2018-Sep-22, 02:47 PM
What is the likelihood per year that I will be struck by a meteorite?
I know it happened at least once.Dear me. I hope you sustained no permanent injury.

Grant Hutchison

grant hutchison
2018-Sep-22, 02:58 PM
36-116 impacts over 10g, per million square kilometres, per year. (https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article/283/2/551/988157)

If a person has an impact cross section of ~1m2, that's 10-12 of the cross section quoted above, so 36-116 chances in a trillion.

Only you can judge how much time you spend in buildings and vehicles, which would protect you from the more frequent impacts at the low-mass end of this distribution.

Grant Hutchison

DaveC426913
2018-Sep-22, 06:40 PM
Dear me. I hope you sustained no permanent injury.

Grant Hutchison
Ba dum tss! :rofl:

Solfe
2018-Sep-23, 01:44 AM
36-116 impacts over 10g, per million square kilometres, per year. (https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article/283/2/551/988157)

If a person has an impact cross section of ~1m2, that's 10-12 of the cross section quoted above, so 36-116 chances in a trillion.

Only you can judge how much time you spend in buildings and vehicles, which would protect you from the more frequent impacts at the low-mass end of this distribution.

Grant Hutchison

A base ball glove is only 8.5-11 inches. I need to buy a second baseball glove to increase my surface area. :)

Chuck
2018-Sep-23, 02:38 AM
If your job is unloading meteorites from trucks at a museum, your chance of being hit by one is greatly increased.