[meteorite-list] What's the deal?

From: Chris Peterson <clp_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 10:10:58 -0600
Message-ID: <71865083380D4E899DF3809039767502_at_bellatrix>

Fireballs don't happen at a uniform rate, but are often clustered somewhat
(that's just a statistical effect; they are not physically related). Combine
this with the added awareness that comes with a widely witnessed event, and
I think that explains things. BTW, I'd put the start of this particular run
at last November's Saskatchewan fireball and subsequent recovery, not the
more recent Texas event.


Chris L Peterson
Cloudbait Observatory

----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Wichman" <eric at meteoritewatch.com>
To: <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Monday, March 09, 2009 10:01 AM
Subject: [meteorite-list] What's the deal?

> What is the deal with all the recent meteor sightings?
> Is it me or does there seem to be more sightings recently?
> March 7th, Saturday Morning 12:24am; Westchester:
> http://lohud.com/article/20090309/NEWS02/903090340/-1/newsfront
> http://lohud.com/article/20090308/NEWS02/903070400/-1/SPORTS
> Or is it simply increased awareness created by the meteorite fall in
> Texas?
> Regards,
> Eric Wichman
> Meteorites USA
Received on Mon 09 Mar 2009 12:10:58 PM PDT

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