[meteorite-list] Re: No Meteorite In Yorkshire

From: David Freeman <dfreeman_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:44:35 2004
Message-ID: <3A9EC55A.8875D8FE_at_fascination.com>

Dear Listees and Ron;
Remember back when no one knew nut'n about meteorites and no one cared...then
Hollywood and press releases and now the whole world knows all about meteorites.
Well, at least they think they do.
I guess the lesson is that everybody is educated much more than before but the down
side is everybody still knows nut'n about meteorites.
I have enjoyed the thread immensely; it makes great practice for real meteorites.
Dave F.

Ron Baalke wrote:

> >http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1196000/1196688.stm
> >
> >No space rocks in York
> >BBC News
> >March 1, 2001
> Incidently, BBC had an earlier version of this article which has these
> statments:
> >Space Rock Falls On York
> >A meteoroid has landed in a field in York, UK, narrowly missing a woman
> >walking her two dogs.
> >They found a smoking crater, about 15 centimetres (six inches) wide and
> >just under a metre (three feet) deep, in a nearby field.
> >Officials from the Yorkshire Museum have confirmed it was made by a rock
> >falling from space.
> I understand no rock was found in the hole, so I'm curious how these
> museum officials confirmed it was a meteorite.
> After the original article was put on the BBC webpage, it was updated 6 minutes
> later to say no meteorite was found and that the hole was caused by
> an underground electricity cable short-circuiting.
> Ron Baalke
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