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A&M prof´s mom was close
enough to feel warmth of meteor

Houston Chronicle, by Carol Christian

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/15/2013 8:16:12 PM

Texans who might worry about the prospect of getting hit by a falling meteorite probably take some comfort in knowing the planet´s most recent brush with a huge chunk of space matter took place half a world away in south central Russia. But for Texas A&M physics professor Igor V. Roshchin, Friday morning´s meteorite appearance was very close to home - his boyhood home of Chelyabinsk, where his mother still lives. Roshchin said he got an email about 1 a.m. Friday from his mother, Aida I. Roshchina,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Safari Man, 2/15/2013 11:21:24 PM     (No. 9179146)

Compressed air is warm. Shock waves are compressed air. The radiant heat from the flash would have been long gone by the time the shock wave hit her.


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