Meteors heated not by friction?

mgb_phys

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It's a more correct statement
Air friction is strictly fluid drag where there is an interaction between the air and the surface of the body - and so the 'stickiness' of the airstream to the body matters.
Ram air pressure is just hitting the air molecules in front of you at high speed - it's still what you would think of as 'friction' in common terms.
 

Chronos

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That claim is absurd, Try science, not fiction. The physics behind meteors is sound. No need for 'spooky' physics.
 

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