[meteorite-list] is it a meteorite
From: Ruben Garcia <rubengarcia85382_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2014 22:25:16 -0700
It's probably not a meteorite if you define a meteorite as a solid
piece of debris, from such sources as asteroids or comets, that
originates in outer space and survives its impact with the Earth's
However, maybe it's a "terrestrial" meteorite. I guess man made space
junk may fall into the same category since some of that can have
fusion crust and flow lines.
On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 10:15 PM, Chris <volkerii at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Suppose a fusion crusted stone is found shortly after a fireball. When examined it shows a celestial age of a few million years and a relatively short formation age. More examination shows it to be a stone formed on earth, ejected into space and returned here. Is it meteorite or a meteorwrong. Or something in between?
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-- Rock On! Ruben Garcia http://www.MrMeteorite.comReceived on Tue 08 Apr 2014 01:25:16 AM PDT