[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
Message-ID: <200103281615.IAA01944_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

> > 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.

Ron Baalke
Received on Wed 28 Mar 2001 11:15:11 AM PST

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