[meteorite-list] Interesting Trivia - Black Beauty Moniker
From: Adam Hupe <raremeteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:05:14 -0800
An interesting piece of trivia:
Did you know that the nickname "Black Beauty" originated with a
completely different Martian meteorite 9 years before NWA 7034 was
announced. Black Beauty was also used as a moniker to describe a fall
within months of when NWA 7034 was made official.
This demonstrates the need to use official classification nomenclature
used to describe officially studied meteorites. The meaning of nick
names or monikers will be lost in a generation or two, while official
names will stand the test of time.
Received on Mon 13 Nov 2017 06:05:14 PM PST