Re: Fireball or re-entry?

Thu, 18 Nov 1999 04:44:04 -0500

Jake Rees wrote:
>  Would not the fact that it was seen over a large
> geographical area eliminate the possibility of it having been a re-entry of
> space junk?  Wouldn't a space junk re-entry be limited to a smaller
> geographical area since they begin at 50-100 miles altitude? 

Don't see how that would affect the area of visibility. Meteors would
burn up at the same altitudes.
Jay Respler
   Satellite Tracker * Early Typewriter Collector
           Freehold, New Jersey

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