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Most meteorites, when we see them in the night sky, come in at an angle. Rarely do we see them come straight down from above.

This mean that such bodies would leave oblong craters if they were to strike the crust of our planet.

However, all impact craters are circular. There isn’t a single oblong impact crater on our planet, nor is there any such crater on the Moon.

This indicates that all meteorites explode before they hit ground. Only tiny objects can make it all the way to ground without exploding.

Impact crater produced by exploding meteorite
Impact crater produced by exploding meteorite

This is true on Earth, on the Moon, and everywhere else in our solar system. Since there’s no atmosphere on the Moon, we must assume that these explosions are electric in nature.

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