[meteorite-list] Mazapil (was: Farmington)

From: herbert.raab_at_ris.at <herbert.raab_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:48:14 2004
Message-ID: <011029140648315100_at_risc01>

Hello List!

Another meteorite that is claimed to be part of
a meteorite stream is the IAB iron Mazapil. It fell
during the Andromedide meteor shower in 1885. If
this is more than a coincidence, it would mean that
the parent body of this iron meteorite is the famous
comet 3D/Biela. I don't think that a comet is a
probable parent body for irons...?

I don't think that one can firmly connect the fall
of a meteorite to a know meteor stream unless there
are reliable orbital elements for the meteorid
available. Just the date of the fall is not much of
an evidence.

   Herbert Raab
Received on Mon 29 Oct 2001 08:06:46 AM PST

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