That the rate at which meteoroids enter the atmosphere amounts to 35 000 to 250 000 km/h (10 to 70 km/s).

To the trip through the atmosphere to survive, even for large meteoroids speed does not exceed approximately 100 000 km/h (27 km/s).

Only very large meteoroids (more than 100 000 kg) experience relatively so little resistance that the velocity continues to impact a crater.