Space Shuttle Debris Plume

iceman21

Well-Known Member
Are you talking about the line from Alexandria to McComb?

That is quite the sight and is alarming.
 

StephenCFI

New Member
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Are you talking about the line from Alexandria to McComb?


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Yes indeed. The returns in the area of Jackson are likely ground clutter, probably because they turned up the gain to optimize the debris returns.
 

StephenCFI

New Member
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Why would there still be echos this long after and in MO?

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Because the pieces are very very tiny (think dust) and they are floating with the prevailing winds. They are over Mississippi (east of Texas), not Missouri.
 

aloft

New Member
I dunno about dust--probably lightweight stuff like shielded insulation, thin sheet metal pieces, that sort of stuff. It's essentially a cloud of chaff, like the metal foil a fighter dispenses to evade a radar-guided missile.
 

chunk75

Well-Known Member
Here's the image from the time....the original link will take you to the live feed which is now clear.

 
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