Re: Space junk?

From: Marco Langbroek (
Date: Sun Mar 06 2011 - 17:40:17 UTC

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    Op 6-3-2011 18:22, Thomas Goodey schreef:
    > That looks rather interesting. If it fell down from above, it must be
    > space-related, mustn't it? It didn't fall from an aeroplane!
    It could be an aeroplane part, actually (that is what the Police so far seems to 
    go by, according to the press on this).
    I investigated a number of similar cases in the past (but am not involved in 
    this one - just curious from the sidelines this time) - you'd be surprised what 
    odd stuff comes crashing through roofs and walls with considerable force.
    Sometimes it's vandalism, sometimes things falling of aircraft (or out of 
    aircraft landing gears), sometimes things (pieces of machinery) "launched" by 
    industrial accidents. In a few cases (not likely this case though) I have 
    suspected birds carrying and dropping stuff.
    I have no info on specific weight of this object.
    - Marco
    Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
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