[meteorite-list] Interesting Trivia - Black Beauty Moniker
From: Bigjohn Shea <bigjohnshea_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:37:31 +0100
"The meaning of nick names or monikers will be lost in a generation or two, while official names will stand the test of time."
So you're planning to stop calling NWA 5000, "The Legendary, NWA 5000"?
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On 11/13/17 at 5:05 PM, Adam Hupe via Meteorite-list wrote:
> 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.
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Received on Mon 13 Nov 2017 06:37:31 PM PST