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  • Frits Westra
    Forwarded by: fwestra@hetnet.nl (Frits Westra) Originally from: Skyopen@yahoogroups.com Original Subject: [SO] Digest Number 845 Original Date: 3 Dec
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 3, 2001
      Forwarded by: fwestra@... (Frits Westra)
      Originally from: Skyopen@yahoogroups.com
      Original Subject: [SO] Digest Number 845
      Original Date: 3 Dec 2001 12:08:08 -0000

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      Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2001 10:51:00 EST
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      Subject: Space Debris Enters Midwest Sky

      Space Debris Enters Midwest Sky

      .c The Associated Press

      KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Streaks of brilliant light that were spotted from
      Texas to Nebraska on Saturday night apparently were caused by space debris
      breaking up, authorities said.

      A dispatcher at the Kansas Turnpike Authority in Wichita said callers
      reported the lights from the Oklahoma border to near Kansas City.

      In Hastings, Neb., meteorologist Larry Wirth of the National Weather Service
      said callers described a bright light that crossed the horizon from southwest
      to northeast and broke.

      ``People said it appeared to break up into about 30 little balls, with tails,
      more or less like fireworks,'' Wirth said.

      Wirth said NORAD - the North American Air Defense Command - reported to the
      Federal Aviation Administration's regional center in Minneapolis that some
      kind of space debris had broken up in the atmosphere.

      NORAD monitors satellites and space debris that re-enters the atmosphere.

      The Associated Press received telephone calls about the lights from Oklahoma
      City, Tulsa, Enid, Edmond, Owasso, Shawnee and McAlester, Okla. Broadcasters
      reported that the lights were seen as far away as Denison, Texas.

      Witnesses in Oklahoma reported seeing three or four long streaks of light
      moving across the sky. They said the streaks appeared to produce sparks as
      they moved.

      In Topeka, weather service meteorologist Matt Wolters said such light shows
      are not uncommon when space debris enters the atmosphere.

      But Saturday night's display was noticed over such a wide area because the
      night sky was especially clear, Wolters said.

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