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    I really think it's bull but some guy I know was saying this to my sister. I was wondering if anyone
    else had heard this hoax or possible story...
    I haven't heard anything about this....


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    G.



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    "G" <geez@myhome.net> wrote in message
    news:12b3bb53b5hkpa8@news.supernews.com...

    Already happened:
    http://www.sploid.com/news/2006/06/meteors_raining.php

    Ed T.



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    G wrote:

    We see'um burn up in the earth's atmosphere--average of 20 per hour
    or so. On the moon they plow into the surface. Bigger ones--the
    flashes of light have been captured by professionals and amateurs
    many times.

    An Explosion on the Moon
    http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2...unartaurid.htm


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    the

    Definitely an over statement. We be seeing a lot more reports if this was
    true.



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    G wrote:

    Yes, it is bull-pucky. You can quickly check out these stories by
    looking at the NASA Near Earth Object table generator at:

    http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/neo_ca

    There are no near earth objects coming within 14 lunar distances of the
    Moon in the next 60 days.

    Your guy is probably refering to the coming of the Perseid meteor
    shower in the next couple of weeks. As the International Meteor
    Organization notes:

    "The Perseids also become active in mid-July with increasing rates as
    the Earth nears the August 12 maximum."

    and -

    "[T]he major Perseids (whose maximum is most likely between 23h
    -1h30m UT on August 12 -13, though other peaks on August 13 around
    2h and 9h UT are also possible from recent past results), both suffer
    badly from August's full Moon."

    Probably your guy has put the Perseids and Moon together and concluded
    there would be a meteor impact.

    Others in this thread have given you examples of how amateur and
    professional astronomers photograph the impacts of very small meteors
    on the Moon as a nominal event involving very small 70 kilo TNT
    explosive equivalents. These explosions are smaller than amounts of
    TNT used in some terresterial open pit mines.

    In short, no need to panic and dig your "Armagedon" bomb shelter yet.

    - Canopus56


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    The Iowa based vastly over paid corn fed Troggie is talking about mere grains
    ....
    I would give you the assholes name but he would probably sue my dead
    grandmother!

    SunSeeker wrote:



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    "Royal Mess" <jpwh@divi.net> wrote in message
    news:44C1B659.4EE4F25F@divi.net...

    yep it's Mike Thomas...I wrote the last line as a response.



 

 

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