- Space rocks get shredded by the heat/pressure of friction in the atmosphere. The exponential density change from Space to the atmosphere is like firing bullets into water.
To-do list to B-Class:
- Put Citations
- Add Images
- Format Page
- Expand Article
- Fix Grammar
Flubeca 16:06, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
Not sure that the subject warrants an article to itself, but if it does, it needs significant improvement. The detailed discussion of shrapnel does not really belong here, although it undoubtedly needs mentioning, and more technical desriptions of the various timing/proximity mechanisms is needed. Anti-aircraft shells should not be neglected if we thingk the scope of the article covers them.
The article makes the point that shell splinters are not technically "shrapnel", which is historically true, but the usage has become so universal that as a matter of English language the point can no longer be argued. The article itself goes on to use the word in the sence of fragments. ut the article also makes the common mistake of assuming that artillery casualties are all caused by shrapnel/fragments - blast alone does serious damage to people. Cyclopaedic (talk) 21:57, 23 November 2007 (UTC)
Add a section for Natural Air Burst
Event examples and explain why it occurs.
PS: Why meteor explodes? There are influence of blast wave reflecting or not?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 11:42, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
Air burst vs. Airburst
I came to this article in order to determine if 'air burst' is one word, two words, or a hypehend word (air-burst). This information is not contained in the article. The title uses two words, but there are a few instances of the single-word version as well. Both seem prevalent and I am not sure if there is a consensus. I'd like a single word version, but what I want is what is correct/accepted. I think a short section discussing this issue would be useful to this page (at least for me). Leftynm (talk) 18:27, 14 October 2014 (UTC)