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spaceuk
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posted 08-11-2004 10:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am doing an outside radio broadcast for BBC Radio tomorrow to cover the early morning Perseid meteor shower . These meteors are believed to be comet debris from Comet Swift Tuttle.

USA readers may have clearer skies and therefore better chance than we do in UK of observing the anticipated one per minute meteorites streaking across the late night Wednesday/early Thursday morning skies.

Most will be impacting at 132,000 mph as the earth moves through the Perseid shower swarm.

The UK is also having a Great British Meteorite Hunt in September with special radio and tv programmes to coincide with the
just over 0.01 Au (15 million km) approach of asteroid Toutatis on 29 September.

I'll be taking along parts of the Barwell UK meteorite ,part of Zagami Mars-origin (?) and Murchinson (aminos) meteorites for the broadcast as well.


Phill Parker
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spaceuk
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posted 08-12-2004 05:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interview - about 4 minutes - went out live this morning at about 7:20am BST UK.

Besides references to Perseids and the three meteorites I took was able to get mentions in for Cassini-Huygens and also the solar sail mission Starship-1


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posted 08-19-2004 06:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Voskhod   Click Here to Email Voskhod     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just found this on the BBC news. Direct hit by a Perseid.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/suffolk/3576146.stm

Dangerous job hanging out the washing.

All the best
Ollie

gliderpilotuk
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posted 08-19-2004 10:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
was there a 45 minute warning of the attack ;-0 ??

Paul

Glint
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posted 08-19-2004 12:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glint   Click Here to Email Glint     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Voskhod:
Just found this on the BBC news. Direct hit by a Perseid.

That's interesting, but I doubt that it was actually a Perseid that did it. The debris is quite small and I don't think any Perseid meteorites have ever been documented before.

If it was a Perseid it would be quite a surprise.

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