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oneighty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-25-04 09:20 PM
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16. I am thinking perhaps
the solar panel is covered with dust particles carrying a positive charge (Or negative) A windstorm carrying opposite charged particles attract them away?

And one might speculate the solar panels attract charged particles then some how the solar panel changes polarity and they are repelled off.

Could be. Regardless it is very interesting.

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     - Might be the location  verdalaven   Dec-25-04 11:30 AM   #12 
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        - Not really...  indigobusiness   Dec-26-04 06:19 PM   #25 
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  - That occurred to me...but if they had witnessed  indigobusiness   Dec-25-04 08:07 AM   #11 
  - I wish I had one of those.  NYC   Dec-25-04 12:40 AM   #9 
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  - Static electricity  oneighty   Dec-25-04 08:25 PM   #14 
  - I need a science lesson :)  verdalaven   Dec-25-04 09:05 PM   #15 
  - I am thinking perhaps  oneighty   Dec-25-04 09:20 PM   #16 
     - I understand  verdalaven   Dec-25-04 11:33 PM   #17 
        - In the dark  oneighty   Dec-26-04 08:51 AM   #18 
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  - The lumber  oneighty   Dec-27-04 09:16 AM   #39 
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     - Those pictures  oneighty   Dec-27-04 10:14 AM   #42 
        - If that isn't wood. It is still a peculiar anomaly.  indigobusiness   Dec-27-04 11:02 AM   #43 
           - Yes it does look like wood.  oneighty   Dec-27-04 11:15 AM   #44 
              - That's the crux of the biscuit...  indigobusiness   Dec-27-04 11:33 AM   #45 
                 - I am so old  oneighty   Dec-27-04 03:06 PM   #46 
  - WIOLAWA is going to have a field day with this  slutticus   Dec-27-04 05:29 PM   #47 
     - Then they'll just love the new photo  indigobusiness   Dec-27-04 07:19 PM   #49 
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           - Perhaps.  indigobusiness   Dec-27-04 09:22 PM   #51 
              - Well...  slutticus   Dec-27-04 09:59 PM   #52 
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  - How would that perplex NASA? They refer to the "heavy dust"  indigobusiness   Dec-26-04 09:09 PM   #31 
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  - Did you check out the wooden plank in the photo?  indigobusiness   Dec-27-04 04:01 AM   #37 
     - Dayum! What is up with that?  HeeBGBz   Dec-27-04 07:48 AM   #38 
        - Whoops!  oneighty   Dec-27-04 09:21 AM   #40 
  - ANOTHER WEIRD PHOTO  indigobusiness   Dec-27-04 07:16 PM   #48 
 

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