In article <email@example.com>, bob haller <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: >On Feb 19, 8:44=A0am, Jeff Findley <jeff.find...@nospam.ugs.com> wrote: >> In article <email@example.com>, hall...@aol.com says...
>> > well the elephant in the room question, are these a isolated incident >> > or the start of a new trend??????? >> >> Probability and statistics. =A0Get some. >=3D >somepeople ran the numbers, its a real out of this world concidence. > >I wonder if the earth is now passing thru a more littered area of >space?
That would only be a meaningful thing to speculate on if the meteor and the asteroid were sitting still in that volume of space. As it is, they were both moving, and in differing directions. In other words, they were in different places the day before the big excitement, and the asteroid is now a long ways from where it was when it had its closest approach with the Earth.
(Your speculation might be meaningful if they were moving with roughly the same velocity, as in the case of the Perseids.)
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