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To: 444Flyer

They say it happens more frequently than we know, and that it is only getting noticed more due to the one that hit over Russia. But I think if that were true, we’d still have people taking photos of these things and posting them up.

Even I’ve been seeing shooting stars, and I’ve never seen them before. And not because I’m looking for them now, either. This meteor is more impressive than what I saw, of course.

Makes me wonder if some collision somewhere in space sent a bunch of chunks of large rocks our way.


2 posted on 03/22/2013 11:09:45 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

This one does look and sound particularly dramatic in appearance. This report described it as, “A meteor that looked like an immense ball of fire streaked across the sky up and down the East Coast Friday night, astounding viewers throughout Massachusetts and beyond with its tantalizing tail of colored flames.”

http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2013/03/22/fiery-meteor-streaks-across-massachusetts-night-sky-seen-and-down-the-east-coast/jYTaZUlkOhf4tK4UkiS8hO/story.html?p1=Well_MostPop_Emailed2


3 posted on 03/22/2013 11:16:51 PM PDT by 444Flyer
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

Might be a mountain headed into the sea sometime in our near future eh?


5 posted on 03/22/2013 11:20:22 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans
"Makes me wonder if some collision somewhere in space sent a bunch of chunks of large rocks our way"

That idea is just ridiculous, by the way. No disparagement intended because not everyone is an astronomer. But the earth along with everything else is orbiting the sun at great speed. There is no "our way". The only thing that could cause an increased incident of meteors is if somehow there is more debris everywhere, not just here. I see meteors every time I go out to look at the stars. Sometimes I see an unusually large ones.
19 posted on 03/23/2013 12:14:16 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

I have been suspecting that what the Earth has been seeing for a while is like an ancient collision that did the equivalent of sending a shotgun blast of objects in our general direction.

An interesting point about such collisions is that while the Moon is about 27% the size of the Earth, this does not count Earth’s atmosphere. With the atmosphere, the Earth is a substantially larger target for space objects, larger by say a 50 to 100 miles thick atmosphere.

NASA does monitor Moon impacts of objects over 1 pound.

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/news/lunar/


49 posted on 03/23/2013 9:03:29 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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