[meteorite-list] Geminids on Toutatis?

From: Francis Graham <fgraham_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 11:26:15 -0500
Message-ID: <CAPjBeKghVav=P3A2es9BNp1u42V4bHSXRcmWoD71VWCjALoshg_at_mail.gmail.com>

   I am not familiar with the imaging devices on Chang e 2 as it heads
for Toutatis. But the Geminids are here, and flashes of meteor
impacts from showers have been recorded as they happen on the Moon.
Presumably, some Geminid impacts might happen also on Toutatis during
the Chang-e 2 encounter--not too likely, but not so improbable as to
be discounted. Pushbroom imaging systems would probably miss it
though...well, maybe. Something I suppose to look for, but not hope

Francis Graham
Received on Thu 13 Dec 2012 11:26:15 AM PST

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