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Old 06-16-2020, 05:09 AM   #33
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Default Re: Meteoric iron immunities

Originally Posted by Rupert View Post
Why would they recover only half? They know where they put it, they can see it coming down, and as long as they keep putting it in the same place it'll land in much the same place.
If you can see a meteor coming down, you are tens of miles from where it landed. And the atmosphere is variable enough that "much the same place" amounts to a circle miles across too. That's a lot of area to search for a small object. Or lots of small objects - meteors almost always break up into strewn fields miles long and half a mile wide.
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