[meteorite-list] Fossils and Meteorites

From: Sharkkb8_at_aol.com <Sharkkb8_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:42:06 2004
Message-ID: <f2.6f52a0d.27a4ac8a_at_aol.com>

<< .....They can go into outer space and get more from an inexhaustible
supply....[snip]....But for meteorites, no one can claim rarity, since they
are out there in vast quantities. >>

I have to take issue with this a bit; they aren't "meteorites" until they
have penetrated the atmosphere and made their way to the Earth's surface, and
rocks which fit that description are certainly not inexhaustible. Apollo
lunar samples are not EXACTLY the same things as lunar meteorites, it may be
a rather fine distinction, but a distinction nonetheless.

Received on Sat 27 Jan 2001 05:58:18 PM PST

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