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Re: RPIT More New Findings

From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac@compuserve.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 23:34:11 -0400
Fwd Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 19:14:12 -0400
Subject: Re: RPIT More New Findings

 >Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 19:40:48 -0700
 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
 >From: Neil Morris <neil@adm1.ph.man.ac.uk>
 >Subject: Re: RPIT More New Findings

 >>Upon seeing this image it took me only a few microseconds to
 >>realize the Neil is right on this one.... whatever it was, it
 >>was thick. Looks like a saw cut through thick aluminum. Does not
 >>look like material bent or pulled (stretched) to breaking.
 >>Looks like a saw cut!  But strangely irregular.

 >Bruce and list, I have seen this type of fracture in metal
 >before. I live in the North West of Britain in the area that
 >gave rise to the "Industial Revolution", the builders of the
 >18/19th century  "Dark Satanic Mill's" were great users of "cast
 >iron" and it's grainy, crystaline structure, when subjected to
 >high impact(a demolition hammer<g>) gives just this brittle type
 >of fractured edge. I'm not for one second saying this is cast
 >iron<g>, I'm just suggesting whatever it is might have similar
 >properties of structure, ie tough, crystaline almost ceramic
 >like, but when pushed beyond it's limits brittle, like smashed
 >pottery. Some of these type of fractures can also be observed on
 >the broken ends of some of the "sticks".

Yes, I agree. I was not thinking of brittle material when I made
my comments. I was thinking of ductile metal.

Clearly brittle material... not just metal... could break like
that, depending upon the internal structure of the material.

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