Re: New Zealand Meteor/Re-Entry

From: Robert Holdsworth (robbonz1@xtra.co.nz)
Date: Thu Sep 14 2006 - 14:41:25 EDT

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    Some possible "debris" has been recovered though they have not yet analysed 
    it so they are not sure it is the object in question.
    
    The debris does appear to be of a meteor and therefore from the re-entry in 
    question. If it was not and appeared man-made (which it probably isn't) I 
    would have wondered about a bit of Suitsat which decayed  a few days earlier 
    but at this stage that does not appear to be a possibility. and is also 
    doubtful  geographically though not impossible.
    
    Therefore it appears unless there are any new developments showing the 
    object as man-made it appears to be OT.
    
    Robert
    Wainuiomata
    New Zealand
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Marco Langbroek" <marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl>
    To: "satellite list" <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 10:49 PM
    Subject: Re: New Zealand Meteor/Re-Entry
    
    
    >
    >
    > djmullen@tds.net wrote:
    >>>From The Register: http://www.theregister.com/2006/09/12/nz_meteor/
    >>
    >> 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  :-(
    >
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