[STORK, HUH?] Mir? What?
jbone at deepfile.com
Wed Apr 16 23:30:41 PDT 2003
I forgot to make clear the confusion: in the parallel universe I
*SWEAR* I was living in until Sep. 11th, 2001 --- the Mir de-orbited on
Mar. 23rd, 2001.
(PS - yes, I understand. danger of initial impressions.)
On Wednesday, Apr 16, 2003, at 19:26 US/Central, Jeff Bone wrote:
> Light flashes investigated on Mir
> 16 April 2003
> Astronauts often experience random flashes of light when they are in
> space. These flashes are thought to be caused by the interaction of
> energetic cosmic-ray particles with the retina but the exact mechanism
> of this phenomenon has long been a mystery. Now, however, scientists
> have carried out experiments on the Mir space station which suggest
> that two different types of cosmic rays cause the flashes.
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