Re: Brazil fireball

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <>
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2014 21:49:05 +0100
PAUL MALEY via Seesat-l schreef op 28-12-2014 om 21:03:
> I disagree with Marco. Having seen a number of reentries before, this has a
> classical signature. The fragmentation, dispersement in the train, lingering
> objects that do not disappear, and the velocity. This looks like a spacecraft
> reentry to me.

In the first video it looked faster than in the other imagery, that is why I 
kept open the option of a meteoric fireball. Meteorite falls can feature exactly 
the same things: notably abundant fragmentation with the formation of a train of 
fragments, where different fragments can be followed for a long time, etcetera. 
That is not restricted to re-entries.

Now more imagery is in, and with the find of what indeed appears to be space 
debris, it is becoming clear this was a re-entry indeed (likely from one of the 
launches of the past few days), to that I agree!

- Marco

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