[meteorite-list] New GA post on the NC event of 13 Jul

From: Marc Fries <chief_scientist_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2013 23:10:00 -0500
Message-ID: <91C4B154-6650-416D-B5D2-AA40BA900E61_at_galacticanalytics.com>

Howdy ladies and gents

        The meteorite gods are fickle creatures who love to mess with people. At Battle Mountain they dropped a meteorite fall onto the only mountain in a sizable swath of gently rolling sage brush and salt flats, forcing everyone to search on mountainsides populated by rattelsnakes. In Addison, AL they plunked a meteorite fall with uncanny precision onto a national forest surrounded by farmlands and pastures (which didn't receive a single meteorite as far as we can tell). And now they've learned a new trick - drop meteorites into the middle of thunderstorms to mess up the radar signatures. They did it in Connecticut earlier this year with a fall that doesn't appear on radar at all. And now they've done it again with the prominent North Carolina fireball from a couple of days ago. They're sneaky, these meteorite gods. Luckily Rob Matson has a sharp eye, and may have found a small meteorite signature in amongst all the thunderstorm clutter.


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The GA/PSI team
Received on Tue 16 Jul 2013 12:10:00 AM PDT

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