OT Re: Satellite reentry or meteor?

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl)
Date: Mon Jan 05 2004 - 05:19:04 EST

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    > There's the Quadrantid meteor who's peak was predicted to occur today. So
    it's likely fireballs
    > from that debris trail.
    I think it is unlikely that this event is related to the Quadrantids. The
    radiant was a mere 7 degrees above the northern horizon for Madrid and a day
    after the maximum activity of this sharp-peaked stream is low. The reports
    of sonic booms suggest a deep penetrating object and that is quite unlike
    the Quadrantids too.
    So either a decay, or a fireball from an asteroidal source.
    - Marco
    Marco Langbroek
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