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#1 Real14

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 11:44 AM

Hi,

 

Did anybody see the FIREBALL which fell near Detroit ?

 

Just read this in a mexican newspaper.

 

https://earthquake.u...0ck7p#executive
 


Edited by Real14, 17 January 2018 - 11:44 AM.


#2 hallelujah

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 12:10 PM

http://www.newser.co...ampaign=rss_top



#3 peter scherff

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 12:10 PM

Hi,

 

I wish. People are on the ground in the Hamburg, MI area looking for rocks.

 

Thanks,

 

Peter


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 03:03 PM

METEORITES have been RECOVERED!


Edited by peter scherff, 18 January 2018 - 03:22 PM.


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 10:40 PM

Nice! Thanks for sharing Peter!



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Posted 22 January 2018 - 04:51 PM

S&T has another article on this:

 

http://www.skyandtel...lly-multiplies/

 

Here is my question: Why were these meteorites found on top of the snow? The article says the meteor broke up at 15 miles altitude, so the pieces presumably were red-hot to begin with and then would have been (I would think) frictionally heated as they fell through the atmosphere. That along with their kinetic energy from the 15 mile fall, I would have thought they would have punched deeply into the snow, and not simply be found strewn across the surface of the snow. Yet from the article it sounds like they were visible on the surface. 

 

I must be missing something here.



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Posted 22 January 2018 - 09:39 PM

S&T has another article on this:

 

http://www.skyandtel...lly-multiplies/

 

Here is my question: Why were these meteorites found on top of the snow? The article says the meteor broke up at 15 miles altitude, so the pieces presumably were red-hot to begin with and then would have been (I would think) frictionally heated as they fell through the atmosphere. That along with their kinetic energy from the 15 mile fall, I would have thought they would have punched deeply into the snow, and not simply be found strewn across the surface of the snow. Yet from the article it sounds like they were visible on the surface. 

 

I must be missing something here.

Read this, or myth #2


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#8 NEOhio

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 09:45 PM

Thanks Mark, that answers it!


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Posted 08 July 2019 - 08:14 PM

Possibly of interest:  The scientific paper




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