[meteorite-list] Space Junk Lights Up Skies Over Australia
From: Marc D. Fries <m.fries_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri Aug 27 10:29:52 2004
Space junk = old spacecraft. Old spacecraft with old fuel tanks full of
vapor = boom! Depends on a lot of things, but that's at least a possible
> Hi Jeff
> I asume the "explotions" were from the object going from supersonic to
> Best wishes
> Lars Pedersen
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jeff Kuyken" <jeff_at_meteoritesaustralia.com>
> To: "Meteorite List" <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
> Sent: Friday, August 27, 2004 10:56 AM
> Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Space Junk Lights Up Skies Over Australia
>> G'day List,
>> I read this story and the following line struck me as odd.
>> "calls reporting an extremely bright light and two explosions..."
>> I would not have thought that space junk would explode. Is this a
>> assumption? Hopefully one of our knowledgeable list members can add
>> something to this.
>> Jeff Kuyken
>> I.M.C.A. #3085
--- Marc D. Fries, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Associate Carnegie Institution of Washington Geophysical Laboratory 5251 Broad Branch Rd. NW Washington, DC 20015 PH: 202 478 7970 FAX: 202 478 8901Received on Fri 27 Aug 2004 10:29:49 AM PDT