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Leonids in the news - unclasified





The Leonids shower (in November) is getting its own conference, because
there's to be a 33 year high this year with the prospect of satellites
being hit and damaged/destroyed.

Read the story at:

http://www.msnbc.com/news/161597.asp

There's some hype, but at least it's not "Armagedon":

"... The particles, known as meteoroids, are vastly smaller
than the asteroids that could one day slam into Earth, and
 none are expected to come anywhere near the surface of the
planet when they strike this November...  "

But, there's much talk of turning satellites away from the stream, etc.

I'm just glad that P3D *isn't* there to catch a meteoroid on the chin !
That'd be just our luck, wouldn't it !


     _  .      Peter R. Ellis, Amateur Radio Op. VK1KEP
   _-' |_|\         at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
  /        \        email: peter.ellis@dao.defence.gov.au
  \_.--._ C/
         \/         RNARS Australia (see also http://come.to/rnars/)
          v
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