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Meteor of August 10, 1972

Naturevolume 247pages449450 (1974) | Download Citation

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AN extraordinarily large and brilliant meteor was seen by many observers1 in the western United States and Canada at 2030 UT (1430 local time), on August 10, 1972. A satellite-borne near infrared radiometer also detected and tracked it. W. T. Rogers, a surveyor of Billings, Montana, obtained a ground based sighting which provided additional altitude information. Using his measurement and the satellite data we calculated the trajectory.

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    Sky and Telescope, 269–272 (October 1972).

  2. 2

    Bartky, C. D., Li, F., Gordon, E., and Rawcliffe, R. D., Infrared Information Symp., June 5 to 7 (Monterey, California, 1973).

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  1. The Aerospace Corporation, PO Box 92957, Los Angeles, California, 90009

    • R. D. RAWCLIFFE
  2. Aerojet Electrosystems Corporation, Azusa, California, 91702

    • C. D. BARTKY
    • , F. LI
    • , E. GORDON
    •  & D. CARTA

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