[meteorite-list] Meteorite mineral named after beer is time capsule
From: Gmail <mendy.ouzillou_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:58:56 -0800
At least they did not name it Coorslite.
On Jan 23, 2015, at 6:28 PM, Galactic Stone & Ironworks via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:
Is this Carlsbergite pasteurized?
Meteorites containing Carlsbergite cannot be purchased by collectors
under the age of 21.
Too much Carlsbergite causes "beer goggles" making weathered
meteorites look pretty.
Meteorites with Carlsbergite have a frothy crust.
Somebody stop me....
-- ------------------------------------------------------------- Web - http://www.galactic-stone.com Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/galacticstone Twitter - http://twitter.com/galacticstone Pinterest - http://pinterest.com/galacticstone ------------------------------------------------------------- On 1/23/15, Shawn Alan via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote: > Hello Listers > > DID the SAY BEER :) > > Enjoy > > Shawn Alan > IMCA 1633 > ebay store http://www.ebay.com/sch/imca1633ny/m.html > Website http://meteoritefalls.com > > > Meteorite mineral named after beer is time capsule > 15:55 22 January 2015 by Catherine Brahic > For similar stories, visit the Solar System and Cosmology Topic Guides > > > Take a deep breath. Can you taste the flavour of ancient space? Nitrogen > in Earth's atmosphere has been traced back to the spinning disc of dust > and gas that formed our solar system, and may even have yielded ammonia > to fuel organic reactions. This all comes courtesy of a meteorite found > in Antarctica named after a popular brand of beer. > > "Our [meteorite] samples were collected in Antarctica in the late > 1970s," says Dennis Harries of The Friedrich-Schiller University in > Jena, Germany. "They fell there hundreds or thousands of years ago." > Known as chondritic meteorites, their history goes back some 4.6 billion > years. At that time, our solar system was a vast disc of dust and gas, > called the protoplanetary disc, spinning around the sun. > > Harries and his colleagues were studying the make-up of the meteorites > when they found a mineral called carlsbergite, named after the Carlsberg > Foundation, an offshoot of the Danish brewery, which funded previous > work on it. > > Carlsbergite is a rare composite of chromium and nitrogen. Because of > the meteorite's age, it acts like a time capsule, telling us about the > form these elements were in while our planet was forming. Looking at the > ratio of nitrogen isotopes in his samples, Harries found that it was > very close to the ratio in the nitrogen that makes up two-thirds of > Earth's atmosphere today. That suggests they have a common origin, and > the nitrogen in our atmosphere came from the protoplanetary disc. > > > > From a cold start > > As for the formation of the carlsbergite itself, Harries imagines "a > dusty volume of space in which dust grains were freely floating in a > very thin gas - almost a vacuum. These grains may have been covered by > thin shells of ice containing ammonia and other compounds." > > Source:http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26836-meteorite-mineral-named-after-beer-is-time-capsule.html#.VML_42ctG00 > > ______________________________________________ > > Visit the Archives at http://www.meteorite-list-archives.com > Meteorite-list mailing list > Meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com > https://pairlist3.pair.net/mailman/listinfo/meteorite-list ______________________________________________ Visit the Archives at http://www.meteorite-list-archives.com Meteorite-list mailing list Meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com https://pairlist3.pair.net/mailman/listinfo/meteorite-listReceived on Fri 23 Jan 2015 10:58:56 PM PST