Stardust capsule for scatter work
- Space Weather News for Jan. 11, 2006
FIREBALL ALERT: On Sunday morning, Jan. 15th, between approximately
1:56 and 1:59 a.m. PST (0956 - 0959 UT), a brilliant fireball will
streak over northern California and Nevada. It's NASA's Stardust
capsule, returning to Earth with samples of dust from Comet Wild 2.
Observers along the flight path should have a marvelous view of this
rare man-made meteor. Radio signals reflected from the capsule's
ionized tail may be heard from a much wider area--hundreds to thousands
of miles away. Visit http://spaceweather.com for maps and observing tips.