Friday, May 4, 2012

Meteorite Hunting

@rgj tweets: Scientists to use blimp to look for meteorites after explosion over Sierra Nevada: A group of scientists will bo...Reno Gazette Journal Story

From a blimp! I imagine this mission to be kinda like a mid-century glass-bottom boat trip without the Caribbean waters or sun tan lotion. It's just 1PM here in the Inland Valley, and it's been sprinkling for an hour or more, the winds aren't that bad, but the radar shows showers over the Mother Lode. Fog or mist on the ground would put the kibosh on searching...

It's a gray day all's sprinkling on the Giants and Marlins at AT&T Park in the 1st inning. Interestingly, the CSN Sportsnet broadcast has a blimp today, too! No sign of Bruce Lee the redtail hawk. The AT&T Gulls won't show up 'till the 8th or 9th...

Here ya go, the Sacramento Bee says the blimp is airborne. Happy hunting!

Here's KCRA3 with video of the blimp launch. These scientists are a brave lot!

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