Sunday, March 2, 2008

Mighty fireball seen, recorded over Europe on March 1

At 22:44 UTC on March 1 a major fireball lit up the landscape in Central Europe (some say for seconds it was as bright as daytime) and spawned numerous visual reports (more, more, more) - and a tremendous bang was also heard.

In other news the USA 193 debris situation remains a bit confusing as the NOTAM turns out to be old (issued just before the attack took place) and the delay of one satellite launch - but not of other missions - must not be blown out of proportion. In any case modelling of the known fragments' decays shows that they should all be gone by mid-month.

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