[meteorite-list] Meteorite temperature (again)
From: Matson, Rob D. <ROBERT.D.MATSON_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:31:57 +0000
If the meteorite had a temperature significantly different from ambient, I'd go with
extremely cold (e.g. -30 F). To the unsuspecting, bitter cold could be misinterpreted
as very hot. If you don't believe me, try putting a clothes iron in the freezer for a
couple hours and then surprise someone (unaware of your setup) by touching the
iron to their arm. --Rob
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Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:22 PM
To: Peter Scherff
Cc: Meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Crashes Through Thailand House Roof
I get the friction part but THAT much friction?
On 06/28/2016 04:09 PM, Peter Scherff wrote:
> Hi Tom,
> I believe that part i.e. "I picked up the largest chunk and let go
> quickly as it was very hot,". Have you ever held a nail that you just
> pulled out of a board? The nail is very warm. The friction of punching
> a hole through a home, car or the ground can heat up a meteorite. Now
> if they start talking about the fires it started I am with you.
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> Tommy via Meteorite-list
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> Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Crashes Through Thailand House
> "I picked up the largest chunk and let go quickly as it was very hot,"
> 65-year-old home-owner Bualom Chalomprai said. "
> Her mind must have been playing tricks on her.
> On 06/28/2016 03:02 PM, Ron Baalke via Meteorite-list wrote:
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