[meteorite-list] Checking fall rates on moon...

From: Tracy Latimer <tracyl_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:47:13 2004
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.93.1011121115904.10178A-100000_at_netra.lib.state.hi.us>

My husband was reading over my shoulder, and noted the passage about
observing meteor strikes on the moon during the 1999 Leonid shower. He
suggests that with the new lunar surveyor orbiting, and able to resolve
objects the size of the lunar lander (heck, all the way down to the
infamous USA flag!), it wouldn't be too difficult to compare cratering on
one pass with cratering on the next pass. If you have (for example) 3 new
craters appear in a location over the course of a year, as shown by
comparing photos of the same area, you should have an idea of the meteor
strike rate on the moon. Adjusting, of course, for seasonal stuff like
the Leonids :-)

Tracy Latimer
--ah, autumn arrives again, and the leaves and meteors both fall--
Received on Wed 21 Nov 2001 05:06:29 PM PST

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