[meteorite-list] Suspected Meteorite Hits Illinois Home

From: Dave Freeman mjwy <dfreeman_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2007 17:02:46 -0700
Message-ID: <45EE0126.6060903_at_fascination.com>

Can anyone get ahold of the famous Myth Busters in the San Francisco
area, this one would be a great one for Jammie to tackle!
Dave F
myth busted.

Matson, Robert wrote:

>Hi Ken,
>>In case you missed the video:
>Thanks very much for posting the video link. Now we can see
>that although my estimate yesterday of the computer table's
>depth of two feet was maybe a little high, the hole in the
>window is far less than the 5-1/2 feet above the table I
>generously allowed. Which means the entry angle must be
>considerably less steep than the 70 degrees that has been
>claimed. Looks closer to 60 degrees, demonstrating once
>again that most people are not very accurate when it comes
>to estimating angles.
>Note that there was no tree or other structure immediately
>outside the bedroom window to redirect the metal through
>the window. No matter how generous you want to get with
>prevailing winds or aerodynamic lift, I don't think you
>can get the ballistics to work for a chunk of exoatmospheric
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