[meteorite-list] is it a meteorite
From: Jim Wooddell <jim.wooddell_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:24:32 -0700
We call other planetary ejecta meteorites, so....
On 4/7/2014 10:25 PM, Ruben Garcia wrote:
> Interesting question.
> 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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