[meteorite-list] Re: Any Meteorites of Earth Origin?

From: Robert Verish <bolidechaser_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:47:10 2004
Message-ID: <20011112230557.698.qmail_at_web10407.mail.yahoo.com>

[meteorite-list] Re: Any Meteorites of Earth Origin?
Ron Baalke baalke_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov
Mon, 12 Nov 2001 13:04:26 -0800 (PST)

In fact, the impact event that created the Moon
probably ejected a lot of material that escaped
both the Earth's and Moon's gravity.

Ron Baalke

That "ejected material", were it to return to Earth
now as a meteorite, would be much more like a Lunar
rock, and nothing at all like a [present] Earth rock.

After all is said and done, the bottom line is this:

Dozens of Martian and Lunar meteorites have been
Not one terrestrial meteorite has been recognized.

I find it difficult to accept the notion that
meteorite hunters worldwide are "missing" them.

If your point is that researchers are turning away
terrestrial meteorites brought to them by meteorite
hunters, as being meteor-wrongs, I would need to know
a lot more before I would "second-guess".

But I find it even harder to believe that, among all
those well preserved Antarctic meteorites that have
been recovered, not one of them has been identified as
being anomalous enough to be a potential terrestrial
meteorite. - ??

Bob V.

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Received on Mon 12 Nov 2001 06:05:57 PM PST

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