16 January 2011

Mississippi Meteor 11JAN2011 TV video 16JAN2011

Jackson, Mississippi Meteor 11JAN2011

posted on YouTube by TheyDidThis | January 15, 2011  45views
American Meteor Society
A NASA scientist says the fireball that lit up the Oklahoma sky Tuesday night was in fact a meteor. He also says it was bigger than previously thought. Bill Cooke is an astronomer with the Meteoroid Environment Office at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama who writes a blog on the center's home page. In an entry Friday afternoon, Cooke says he used information gathered by the Elginfield Infrasound Array (ELFO) in Canada to track the meteor's path and to estimate its key characteristics. The array records very low frequency sound waves in order to track meteors. Cooke says based on the information gathered by ELFO,.. Cooke believes the meteor was traveling more than 33,000 miles per hour. So far he hasn't found video of the actual meteor, but has told other web sites he believes the meteor exploded with a force of 40 to 80 tons of TNT. He says the evidence suggests a large "fall zone" for debris in the area of Jackson, Mississippi.

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