Re: Falling object startles family

From: Tom Wagner (sciteach@mchsi.com)
Date: Mon Mar 17 2003 - 20:03:36 EST

  • Next message: Ted Molczan: "RE: Falling object startles family"

    > Ms. Blair described the object as about 5 inches round, about 2 inches
    thick, and weighing about 10 lbs. The weight was measured by the police.
    That equates to a density of about 7 g/cm^3, in the ballpark of iron and
    nickel.
    
    > Ted Molczan
    
    Is iron or nickel used in that large of an amount in relatively small parts
    of a satellite? Could this lead one to suppose that an aircraft might have
    been responsible? The appearance of what looked like burned parts is
    suspicious however.
    
    Tom
    Iowa
    
    
    
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