Meteorites Possible From Midwest US Fireball

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  1. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    Ohio residents should be on the lookout for potential small meteorites that may have been created by a bright fireball that streaked over southern Ontario, Canada, last week, NASA says.


    The fireball was detected by all-sky cameras from the Southern Ontario Meteor Network at 1:22 a.m. EDT (0522 GMT) on Aug. 8.

    "It was picked up over Lake Erie and proceeded south-southeast over Ohio," said Bill Cooke, head of NASA's Meteoroid Environments Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

    http://news.yahoo.com/meteorites-possible-midwest-us-fireball-112804006.html
     
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  3. Nova

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    This reminds me of all the "Falling Rocks" signs along the highways. (Very common here in the mountainous California desert.)

    How am I suppose to drive while scanning the sky for falling projectiles? And what do I do if I spot one: get out an old physics textbook, calculate the speed and trajectory and then swerve to miss it?
     
  4. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    LOL nova!
     
  5. justbeachy

    justbeachy "It's good to see me, isn't it? No need to respond

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    Let's see:

    Fiery meteorites aiming at Ohio. Casey Anthony spotted in Ohio.

    I'm just sayin......
     

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