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RE: OBJECT FALLING FROM THE SKY

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Posted by Kip Crawford on September 30, 2000 03:03:18 UTC

If it had a blue-green tail it was most probably a meteor. They are quite common. Lower atmosphere burners are quite spectacular because they are the size of a pebble after entry and they burn quite bright because of its` composition. If you are at the right place at the right time and looking in the right direction, you`ll see them from time to time. Probably 95% go undetected by anyone. Fact is, there are appox. 3-12 actual "small" meteor strikes per month around the world. These meteorites are very small and cause very little damage if at all. It`s those big ones I worry about... :-)


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