Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Mount Palomar, California (IPP) - The meteors for this year's Leonid meteor shower have arrived in California. The meteors were transported to the Mount Palomar Observatory Campus (MPOC) where they are sorted out and prepared for the upcoming meteor shower in November.

Dr. Povenmire Finootch explained to reporters that the meteors are sorted out according to size. Some are about the size of a grain of sand and others are bigger than a beachball. "The beachball sized ones are called bolides," explained Dr. Finootch. They are transported to various airports and loaded onto C-130's and then dispersed on the night of the meteor shower.

Dr. Finootch also told reporters that the International Astronomical Union (IAU) - who recently demoted Pluto from planetary status - wanted to come clean on the meteor shower "thing". "Meteors dissappeared a few decades ago thanks to light pollution and so the IAU has been putting on phony meteorite shower displays just to keep people happy."

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Topics: California, Asteroid

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