[STORK, HUH?] Mir? What?

Jeff Bone 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.

;-)

jb

(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.
>
> 	http://physicsweb.org/article/news/7/4/12
>
> jb



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