Fwd: Genesis Fireball
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From: "SpaceWeather.com" <swlist@...>
Subject: Genesis Fireball
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2004 16:34:51 -0500
Space Weather News for Sept. 7, 2004
On Wednesday morning, Sept. 8th, NASA's Genesis space capsule will streak
over Oregon, Idaho, Nevada and Utah, returning samples of the solar wind
to Earth. Sky watchers within 100 miles of the reentry path might be able
to see the fireball in broad daylight. The best place to be is northern
Nevada, where the fireball is expected to be brightest.
New maps and data files just posted on Spaceweather.com may help observers
locate and track the capsule.
Visual observations of the event will be limited to a narrow corridor
around the reentry path, but ham radio operators across a much broader
area can detect the fireball--by listening. The capsule will blaze a
radio-reflecting plasma trail from Oregon to Utah. The reentry offers an
opportunity for meteor-burst communications. Follow the links at
Spaceweather.com for more information.