Meteors strike the Earth all the time. Very small meteors are the size of a grain of sand, and we see them as shooting stars. The arrive traveling 10,000+ MPH and instantly burn up in the atmosphere in a streak of light. Larger meteors often explode during their trip through the atmosphere. If large enough, a meteor (or pieces of it) will make it to the ground.
This is the Chelyabinsk meteor that exploded over Russia in 2013. The meteor was perhaps 20 meters (60 feet) in diameter before it exploded. Thousands of windows were broken by the blast, and many people injured by flying glass:
Smaller Australian meteor caught on a body camera in 2016:
Florida 2016 meteor the size of a car near Tampa:
Other meteor strikes
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