[meteorite-list] Interesting Trivia - Black Beauty Moniker

From: Adam Hupe <raremeteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:05:14 -0800
Message-ID: <7863c389-3bb2-d7fb-2cd0-b97e6faa3d6c_at_centurylink.net>

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.

Supporting documentation:

NWA 1460:

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

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