Talk:List of meteor air bursts

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Lists (Rated List-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Lists, an attempt to structure and organize all list pages on Wikipedia. If you wish to help, please visit the project page, where you can join the project and/or contribute to the discussion.
 List  This article has been rated as List-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject Skepticism (Rated List-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Skepticism, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of science, pseudoscience, pseudohistory and skepticism related articles on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 List  This article has been rated as List-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
 

Sutter's mill airburst[edit]

I think this should be included in the list

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutter%27s_Mill_meteorite


Vmaldia (talk) 02:15, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Criteria?[edit]

What are the criteria for adding to this list?

I have two events I could possibly include, but I am not sure that they would be "notable" in the large global sense. Both did get wide local news coverage on the day of the event, however.

–– amanisdude (talk) 11:16, 16 February 2013 (UTC)


I should probably include references to these events:
- Many in Bay Area heard and saw bright meteor on October 17
- Did you see it? Exploding meteor lights Bay Area skies Thursday morning
–– amanisdude (talk) 23:41, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

I think that this site should be limited to events in which people are injured or damage is done to property. Maxeng (talk) 11:40, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

I see no reason not to include airbursts detected by infrasound stations. -- Kheider (talk) 21:29, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
This is a bad article. I'm troubled that many of these events are sourced exclusively to contemporary newspaper accounts, which makes an airburst attribution original research. Nineteenth century journalistic ethics were different from today; many journalists did not consider it unethical to invent stories to sell papers. Further, the distinction between sonic booms and airbursts is also muddled. Suggest that everything that doesn't have a reliable, contemporary secondary source calling it an airburst be removed. Also, personal webpages and email discussion lists are not acceptable as sources. Geogene (talk) 22:42, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Something else: don't do this. Article claims Shattered windows. Likely connected to the δ-Arietids meteor shower. No! Not "likely"! Yes, it's cited to a presentation at somewhat recent LPI conference. But the meteor shower connection is only the opinion of one group of researchers! Wikipedia should not confidently assert that this an accepted fact by the majority of scientists in the field! That's why we need secondary sources. (Sorry for being a zealot. But history has shown there's a nonzero chance that some of this Spacecruft could be plagiarized and contaminate the professional literature. This actually matters.) Geogene (talk) 23:16, 16 April 2015 (UTC)