6/4/03 5:48:25 PM Pacific Daylight Time


Haven’t written for a while, but still sleuth and Lurk on a regular basis. This is the only article I could come up with, link below and very loose bable fish translation. Found some other interesting stuff while looking for this check out below, second link. Haven’t finished checking it out, but it is interesting!


Meteor enters in the atmosphere of the Land and provokes explosions


Scientists of the National Observatory of Rio De Janeiro and the National Laboratory of Astrophysics of Minas Gerais had confirmed that a meteor entered in the atmosphere of the Earth for return of 2h40m of the dawn of today. The shock provoked at least three explosions. A colored flash could be seen in skies of the River, São Paulo and Mines. Some people who had witnessed the phenomenon had thought that it was about some air accident. Quartéis of the Body of Firemen had received linkings informing on the explosions. The tower of control of the International Airport Tone Jobim registered the phenomenon, but wise person not to inform what it was. For the physicist Ronaldo Rogério Mourão, of the National Astroroof, due to intensity of the explosions, the meteor could have a thousand meters of diameter more than. It disintegrated itself when entering in the terrestrial atmosphere.


http://www.auger.org/news/20fold.gif first event

http://www.ifi.unicamp.br/AUGER/ brazilian link

Found this very interesting sight while researching this event. Trying to get to the Observatory site in Rio de Janeiro. Whoa, very interesting. Kent, what do you make of this? Check out their publications page. Neat titles like….

“Influence of Low-Energy Hadronic Interaction Programs on Air Shower Simulations with CORSIKA”

“Extensive Air Shower Simulations at Highest Energies”

I’ll be doing some reading tonight….

Cut and pasted from the site……

“The Auger experiment is established at present in the province Mendoza in Argentina. With a strong German participation, the world largest experiment for the observation of the cosmic rays is being developed on a surface of approximately 3000 km2. This corresponds to the size of the Saarland! Such a large-scale project is realizable only in an international collaboration - more than 200 scientists from 19 nations bundle their forces for the common goal. For the observation of the highest-energy particles of the cosmic rays one takes advantage of its collisions with the nuclei of the air atoms. The myriads of secondary particles, which are produced during the development of these extensive air showers, are registered with special detectors on the ground. But not only particles are generated - the air shower also causes the atmosphere to light up a little bit, and this fluorescence light can be observed with optical telescopes of special design. From the detection method by means of the atmospheric cascades, also the name of the observatory was chosen: In 1938, the French physicist Pierre Auger (1899-1993) succeeded in discovering the extensive air showers. “

So do you think the folks in Brazil were witnessing something other than a meteor?

Please do a little sleuthing for me too, in the course of writing you this, the publications page seems to have disappeared, now I get a log on log off page, with of course no access for little ole me. Think I was bumped or need another cuppa coffee.

Best regards hope everybody’s well,