Re: Space Junk?

From: Rich (wd3c@aol.com)
Date: Wed Oct 17 2007 - 23:54:05 EDT

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    Just one of the mysteries of the universe I guess.
    
    tmackenz@mta.ca wrote:
    >> Rich wrote:
    >>
    >>>  Item from local paper today about a piece of metal striking a
    >>>  car in a local parking lot. According to the FAA it did not
    >>>  come from a plane.
    >>
    >>  > http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200771016037
    >
    >
    > I thought that small re-entering objects usually reach the ground 
    > cold. After the short "burn-up" period which would heat the thin 
    > meat-hook object greatly, wouldn't subsequent travel through tens or 
    > hundreds of miles of sub-freezing air actually convectively cool the 
    > thin object to below freezing? I seem to remember this sort of 
    > discussion elsewhere with small meteorites.
    >
    > Has anyone read about any nearby exploding butcher shop? Are they 
    > missing a meat-hook?
    > Enough OT for me,
    > -Tyler
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