[meteorite-list] Perseids

From: Dave Harris <entropydave_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:52:13 2004
Message-ID: <001501c242df$0e9fd050$07560350_at_bigbertha>

Well, I have been waiting a long time to be able to sit outside with my
oldest boy at 11 o clock at night and watch a meteor storm! Made me feel
like a real parent! And Sam (who is 10) got a real buzz being able to stay
up late!
What a gas!!! not a great number of them, but those that we saw veritably
cut the sky in half and left a trail for a second or two. Like breathtaking
rockets, they were!
Sam was demanding to see one, having waited outside for what must have been
a very long 10 minutes to him, when, right on cue, as soon as Sam had
extorted "Well, C'mon, let's see one!", a huge arc of yellow light cut the
heavens in half - he was most impressed with his apparent ability to summon
them up!!
After an hour or so I thought it was about time the young chap want to bed -
he agreed to go after seeing one last one. No sooner had I agreed this with
him when another lit up the sky...."night, Sam, off to bed!" - he couldn;t

What really surprised me was the very large number of satellites we both saw
going across the sky - maybe 6 or so? They were not planes (previous
experience has helped me to tell the difference between planes and a
satellite overpass)

What wondrous heavens!!

In gentle decay,
"I have a proof that x^n+y^n=z^n never has integer solutions for n>2.
however, it won't fit into my signature file...."

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Received on Tue 13 Aug 2002 11:35:30 AM PDT

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