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Subject: FW: RE: NORWEGIAN FIREBALL
From: "Timothy Carpenter" geodynamics@.......
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 18:03:07 -0400
This just in....
Space Weather News for June 16, 2006
NORWEGIAN FIREBALL: A spectacular fireball that flew over Norway last =
causing sonic booms and making the ground shake when a meteorite =
hit the ground, was not quite as spectacular as first reported. =
now estimate the kinetic energy of the event as 300 tons of TNT, far =
of the Hiroshima-like blast described in some news reports. =20
Space rocks with this much energy hit Earth more often than is commonly
supposed--once a month or so. Most go unnoticed because they enter the
atmosphere over uninhabited stretches of our planet, or during broad
daylight when fireballs are difficult to see, or at late hours of the =
when would-be sky watchers are asleep. This one was seen (and by some
accounts felt), so it made a bigger "splash" than usual. Searchers are
still scouring the countryside for possible fragments of the meteorite.
MARS AND SATURN: After passing through the Beehive star cluster last =
Mars is on a collision course with Saturn--at least it looks that way. =
two planets will not collide, but they will have a pleasing close =
in the evening sky on Saturday night, June 17th. Look west after =
Visit http://spaceweather.com for sky maps and further information.
Timothy Carpenter, P.E., Pres.
GeoDynamics Consultants, Inc.
5043 Whitlow Court
Commerce Township, Michigan 48382
248-363-4529 (Voice & Fax)
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