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  • Frits Westra
    ... From: SpaceWeather.com Subject: Genesis Fireball Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2004 16:34:51 -0500 Space Weather News for Sept. 7, 2004
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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
      http://spaceweather.com

      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.

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