[meteorite-list] Space junk vs. meteorite

From: Matson, Robert <ROBERT.D.MATSON_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:37:32 2004
Message-ID: <AF564D2B9D91D411B9FE00508BF1C8692C5D49_at_US-Torrance.mail.saic.com>

> How do you distinguish space junk from a meteorite? Colors?

Duration of visibility, angular velocity and direction of travel.
Color is not a good discriminant due to the wide range of
colors for both space junk and meteors.

For how many seconds was your object visible? --Rob
Received on Wed 06 Dec 2000 09:49:52 PM PST

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