From: John Gallagher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Asteroid Vesta
Date: Thu, 04 Sep 1997 21:01:12 -0700
Anybody have any advance knowledge of a press conference tomorrow (Friday) about Asteroid Vesta sending huge amounts of debris to us? I was just interviewed by KIRO Radio Seattle (I've become their local expert on all matters astronomy for some reason because I host monthly star parties) asking what I knew about it. I said I had no knowledge of the release or who the researcher was. I talked about the vast amounts of meteoric dust we are constantly receiving, about its role in planetary formation, about the rare large bolide impacts, meteor showers and connections to comets like the Perseids and Comet Swift-Tuttle, and finally about the cosmic snowball ideas popularized last year. Anybody know anything about the Vesta Press releases that we should all know?