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Re: FW:Re: (meteorobs) METEORS VS FIREBALLS/BOLIDES



J. Richard Jacobs wrote:
> 
Thanks for the advice.  During last week I did see one point that for a
few seconds seemed to be a very bright star, but after it faded there
wasn't a star visible at that point.  Then I realized that I'd seen
photos of meteors (probably in Sky and Telescope) of meteors and they
identified points as being meteors coming straight twoard the camera.
> 
> My advice to you, Ron, is that if you see a bolide or a fireball that does
> not seem to be moving, just getting brighter, jump in the fastest vehicle
> you have at your disposal and head straight for it.  The reason is that the
> heaviest, largest pieces of ejecta will be traveling in the opposite
> direction.  The material that spreads out around an impact in a more
> uniform manner is usually considerably smaller (no guarantee).  Immediately
> after the impact head for the nearest telephone and call me, then do
> whatever you want.
> 
> J. Richard Jacobs
> 

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