[meteorite-list] Re: Mars Rocks: The Look

From: capricorn89 <capricorn89_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:48:10 2004
Message-ID: <000701c14e04$d285bbe0$df36b2d1_at_earthlink.net>

<<How much could
> you say about Earth's geology if you'd only been allowed to look
> closely at three backyards?>>

If you looked at my backyard, you'd find it full of bits of meteorite
debris, cutting sludge (which I use to fertilize plants due to its high iron
content), broken pieces, and some even with ID numbers! I think there may
even be a grain of LA001 that got lost in the carpet and vacuumed up.
Wouldn't all that confuse a space probe from somewhere else!

Ron Hartman

----- Original Message -----
From: Sterling K. Webb <kelly_at_bhil.com>
To: Meteorite List <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2001 5:57 PM
Subject: [meteorite-list] Re: Mars Rocks: The Look

> Hi, All,
> Craig said, "Remember, actually we've never really SEEN a
> Mars rock "in person", so we don't really know what they look
> like." Well, OK, we didn't get to thump them with a rock hammer,
> true, but what about MARS PATHFINDER? (Or Viking, for that
> matter?)
> How soon they forget... Yogi, Ren & Stimpy, the Rock Garden,
> The Mini-Matterhorn, Spock, Piglet, Barnacle Bill, the Couch? The
> red is dust. The rocks are only red on the upwind side. Downwind,
> they look like... rocks. Black mostly, basaltic, vesciular,
> pretty much like lava anywhere.
> It pretty reasonable to assume that any impact that would
> blast a rock right off its home planet would dust it off pretty
> good, too. Hell of a way to houseclean. For polishing, the entry
> through the Earth's atmosphere is sufficient.
> Seriously, though, we've only "seen" these few spots on a
> planet with a LAND area roughly equal to Earth's. How much could
> you say about Earth's geology if you'd only been allowed to look
> closely at three backyards?
> Sterling K. Webb
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