Re: New Zealand Meteor/Re-Entry

From: Marco Langbroek (
Date: Wed Sep 13 2006 - 06:49:59 EDT

  • Next message: Kevin Fetter: "please note that the time is off, for the 2geo sat as part of the Sept 12 sat video" wrote:
    >>From The Register:
    > Exploding meteor wows NZ
    > Sonic boom, purple and red flames, the works
    > By Lester Haines
    > No debris has been recovered, so Jenny McCormick of the Auckland-based Stardome Observatory postulated that the aerial display might have been caused by "a piece of space junk like old satellites".
    Here we go again - sigh -. No, this was no re-entry: descriptions don't fit and 
    there is no decay candidate. It was a meteor.
    Many bright meteors don't leave debris (meteorites). And even if they do, it is 
    often hard to find.
    - Marco  :-(
    Dr Marco Langbroek
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