[meteorite-list] Japanese Team Finds 3,554 Meteorites (!)

From: Michael Cottingham <mikewren_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:42:03 2004
Message-ID: <008c01c08578$5391aec0$73daead8_at_hppav>

Hello, Ron and All,

Too bad the Ice has moved these meteorites from the exact
location of the fall! That ice is worse then a Nomad
in The Sahara! Ha Ha He He. Sorry.

Best Wishes

Michael Cottingham
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Baalke" <baalke_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>
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Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2001 12:58 PM
Subject: [meteorite-list] Japanese Team Finds 3,554 Meteorites (!)

> http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/antarctic_meteors_010123_wg.html
> Japanese Team Finds 3,554 Meteorites
> 23 January 2001
> TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese scientists have found 3,554 meteorites in
> during a three-week search -- a collection that could yield clues about
> rest of our solar system, a government official said Tuesday.
> The finds were made around the Yamato mountain range about 185 miles (300
> kilometers) from Japan's base on the rim of Antarctica, said Shigeru Kure
> Japan's science ministry.
> A meteorite is a meteor that survives the destructive effects of a flight
> through the atmosphere and falls to the ground whole or in pieces.
> Six members of the Japanese observation team took part in the latest
> conducted between Nov. 19 and Jan. 10, Kure said.
> "Such a large number of meteorites discovered may include some rare ones
> that could help in finding the origin of the solar system, or the
> possibility of any traces of life on other planets,'' Kure said.
> In 1998, a total of 4,180 fallen meteors were discovered by the Japanese
> team in Antarctica -- the largest number found in a single search, Kure
> said.
> To date, Japanese observation teams have found about 13,000 meteorites in
> Antarctica, about half of all found there.
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