Why the bright streak of light only lasts for a very short time?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:

A meteor enters the earth's atmosphere with a very speed. This creates the friction due to the atmosphere which heats it up. It glows and evaporates quickly. That is why the bright streak of light only lasts for a very short time.

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM