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Apr
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accepted Does this video catch an Eta Aquarid - Earth skimming meteor?
Apr
27
comment Does this video catch an Eta Aquarid - Earth skimming meteor?
The daylight fireball traveled from Utah to Alberta Canada in 100 seconds, a distance of approximately 1200 kilometers. That is around the same as the distance between Sydney (where I was) and Adelaide (half way across the continent). The object I saw did not go out of (visible to the eye) sight within around 10 minutes, so I think the answer to my question is: "The likelihood of it being debris from space is so close to 0 as to be effectively indistinguishable from 0". Thanks for the link. This is answered.
Apr
26
comment Does this video catch an Eta Aquarid - Earth skimming meteor?
I'd have expected vapor trails from an aircraft (that's what you are suggesting?) would have been less 'puffy' at the front of the moving object, but if there are no better argued suggestions, I'll go with this answer. The compelling point you made (that I did not realize) was that such debris reentries are typically very short in duration.
Apr
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asked Does this video catch an Eta Aquarid - Earth skimming meteor?
Mar
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revised Is there a legend for these 88 HST images?
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Jan
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comment From which exoplanets is our sun the brightest star on the night sky?
My guess would be 'none'. From the distance of the closest exoplanet, Sol would be just another of the brighter stars - no more.
Jul
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comment Are there any Stars we know don't have planets?
"I narrowed the question.." I deleted an obsolete comment. :)
Apr
21
comment Is there a legend for these 88 HST images?
@Warrick "Where did you get the image from?" The internet (cannot remember where). Since I cannot recall downloading it, it was likely more than 2 years ago. "Does it not have that information?" Not that I could find then (I'd have saved the info. in a text file in the same location - as I commonly do), or can find now. Don't get me wrong, this image occurs many times across the internet, but I could not locate it at NASA's site and none of the other sites had a legend for it. - See below for my attempt to identify the 88 images using image search.
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accepted Is there a legend for these 88 HST images?
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revised Is there a legend for these 88 HST images?
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20
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20
answered Is there a legend for these 88 HST images?
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Sep
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comment Why does the Moon never set in Svalbard, Norway?
Given the far northern latitude, I'd suspect the Sun would be up for six months, then set for six months, but a) that would not apply to the moon, & b) the situation with the Sun is not 'continuous all the time', but merely 'continuous for 6 months'.