[meteorite-list] Re: Meteorites Don't Pop Corn

From: Robert Verish <bolidechaser_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:43:36 2004
Message-ID: <20010729191846.93656.qmail_at_web10407.mail.yahoo.com>

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Subject: [meteorite-list] Re: Meteorites Don't Pop

Ron Baalke baalke_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov
Sat, 28 Jul 2001 22:30:13 -0700 (PDT)

> Because bolide chasers have a saying,
> "If a fireball results in a SONIC BOOM, then
> there ARE meteorites on the ground!"

I think sonic booms are a good sign that a meteorite
may have landed, but it is not a guarantee. You only
need to look at the Tunguska event to realize that.

Thank you, Ron, for proving my point.

But, if you define the "Tunguska event" as being a
sonic boom, then our only difference lies in
I see a distinction between a fireballs fragmentation
event and any subsequent sonic booms produced by the
surviving fragments. Comparing the Tunguska EXPLOSION
with SONIC BOOMS, is like talking about "apples and
oranges", or better, a watermelon and its seeds.

Bob V.

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Received on Sun 29 Jul 2001 03:18:46 PM PDT

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