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Question #24461 posted on 04/10/2006 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

My roommates and I were wondering what would happen if an asteroid no larger than the size of a baseball were to collide with a human being assuming that it accually gets through the earth's atmosphere). Would the effect be similar to being shot with by a big bullet, or would the effect be far more drastic and how?

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A: Dear lame name-

Apparently, it wouldn't be nearly as bad as I first thought. Smaller meteorites, like one the size of a baseball, would have slowed to terminal velocity by that time, so it wouldn't be any worse than a rock of the same size being dropped from a tall building. Potentially lethal force, but less than what would happen from a large bullet.

-The Franchise