[meteorite-list] Geminids on Toutatis?

From: Francis Graham <fgraham_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 04:37:41 -0500
Message-ID: <CAPjBeKjGjyiProSREidh_M4v-ijgXzpkU4BFgTtDDP__QDmkZQ_at_mail.gmail.com>

Hi Chris
   Thanks for your reply. Ah! You misunderstood my message.
Certainly,no impacts on Toutatis could have been resolved from Earth
observation; I suggested it was only remotely possible in Chang'e
imagery of Toutatis, and then it wasn't too probable. As it turned
out, no impacts happened during the encounter. But in future
encounters of near Earth objects by spacecraft during meteor showers,
it might be looked for again, but not expected.
   I think it was the character of Charlie Chan who once said,
"Strange events sometimes permit themselves the luxury of having
Francis Graham

On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 11:26 AM, Francis Graham <fgraham at kent.edu> wrote:
> Hello
> 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
> for.
> Francis Graham
Received on Wed 19 Dec 2012 04:37:41 AM PST

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