[meteorite-list] "Meteoroid Hits the Moon" Article Question

From: Mike Groetz <mpg444_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat Sep 30 19:43:26 2006
Message-ID: <20060930234321.96234.qmail_at_web32910.mail.mud.yahoo.com>

   Sorry for the ignorant question- but if someone
could help me with this I would really appreciate it.
   Ref: The current issue of Meteorite Magazine (Aug.
'06) Pg 5 news article.
   There are a couple of references to a fireball upon
   My question is- if the moon does not have an
atmosphere as such- how could there be a "fireball"
without the gasses (oxygen, etc.) to burn?
   I could understand a large cloud of impact material
ejected- but a true fireball?
   Sorry if maybe I am just reading this out of

   Thank you if you can help me understand.
Take care

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Received on Sat 30 Sep 2006 07:43:21 PM PDT

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