Re: Starshine II etc.

From: Markus Mehring (m.m@gmx.de)
Date: Sun Feb 17 2002 - 11:10:31 EST

  • Next message: Tom Wagner: "Re: Starshine II etc."

    On Sat, 16 Feb 2002 23:29:12 -0600, you ("Tom  Wagner"
    <sciteach1950@home.com>) wrote:
    
    >This afternoon I was messing around with the sunlit slowly rotating disco
    >ball in my science classroom and noticed that, even though it is virtually
    >covered with little mirrors, I saw very few flashes of light per revolution.
    >It was better at some angles but I was amazed at how infrequently I saw a
    >flash.
    
    Well, I suppose that what you have observed is what I have told folks who
    knew EGP and then were disappointed by Starshine flashes (or the lack
    thereof...). EGP is _huge_ compared to the Starshines, and the smaller the
    ball, the less likely is it that its curvature allows a reflection to reach
    you.
    
    
    CU!	Markus
    
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