Re: [ASTRO] Minicomets bombarding Earth

Steve Walter (
Sat, 5 Jul 1997 06:20:24 -0400

I have read what I could on the mini-comets' bombardment of Earth, and
(without my doing any real scientific analysis) I have to say that I still
have a hard time believing such a wide-spread amount of conglomerated
matter is doing such a thing.

I make this statement based on the VERY high number of man-made satellites
up in orbit, and the knowledge of what happens to one of them when even a
tiny micro-meteor is believed to hit something like a large solar array
panel -- there's a VERY noticable attitude disturbance on the spacecraft!