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From: fergus@ukraine.corp.mot.com
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 14:45:13 -0600 (CST)
Fwd Date: Mon, 03 Nov 1997 17:33:56 -0500
Subject: Re: DISCOVERY CHANNEL feedback

> From: William.Hamilton@pcsmail.pcshs.com
> Date: 3 Nov 1997 15:34:06 UT
> Subject: Re: DISCOVERY CHANNEL feedback
> To: updates@globalserve.net

Regarding the hypothesis that some of the bright lights seen in
the sky to the west of Phoenix on March 13 were flares, Bill
Hamilton writes:

> The magnesium flares burn bright white, not orange or yellow,
> but this has never been addressed by the skeptics.

Could white flares seen at a great distance look orange because of
Rayleigh scattering in the atmosphere?  (This is the effect which
causes the setting sun to look orange.)

-George Fergus

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