[meteorite-list] Brilliant Light Plunging Into Pacific May Have Been Meteor
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:44:43 2004
> > Troy Powers, a museum guide at Griffith Observatory, said that judging
> > from the descriptions, "it could have been a meteor."
> > "It might have impacted the water, although that's pretty rare," he
> > said. More likely, he said, "it was a meteor, between the size of a naval
> > orange and a basketball, about 40 to 50 miles high in the atmosphere."
> Meteors hitting the water are "pretty rare"??? Yea I guess so, since only
> 70% of the Earth is covered by water!
I think he was referring to the fact that most meteors burn up in the
atmosphere and don't reach the surface of the Earth.
Received on Wed 28 Mar 2001 11:15:11 AM PST