• Question: if a huge meteorite was falling on the sun who will win

    Asked by issi2001 to Anil, Blanka, Cees, Emma, Mike on 28 Jun 2012.
    • Photo: Emma Trantham

      Emma Trantham answered on 28 Jun 2012:

      My suspicion would be that the sun is hot enough that it would melt the meteorite before the meteorite could hit it but I don’t know. May be one of the others can help?

      Who do you think would win issi2001?

    • Photo: Blanka Sengerova

      Blanka Sengerova answered on 28 Jun 2012:

      Well, a meteorite will also burn (at least partically) when it enters the earth’s atmosphere due to friction. So I guess that if meteorites can be significantly damaged by friction falling into the atmosphere, they would burn when approaching the sun. But I am just making an educated guess here.