[meteorite-list] Fossil Hunting on the Moon in Terrestrial Meteorites
From: Paul <etchplain_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2019 18:12:34 -0600
Burchell, M.J., McDermott, K.H., Price, M.C. and? Yolland,
L.J., 2014. Survival of fossils under extreme shocks induced
by hypervelocity impacts. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 372(2023),
The abstract states:
?This is the first demonstration that fossils can
survive and be transferred from projectile to
target in hypervelocity impacts, implying that
it is possible that, as suggested by other
authors, terrestrial rocks ejected from the
Earth by giant impacts from space, and
which then strike the Moon, may successfully
transfer terrestrial fossils to the Moon.?
Related papers are:
Armstrong, J.C., Wells, L.E., and Gonzales, G. 2002
Rummaging through Earth?s attic for remains of
ancient life. Icarus 160, 183?196.
Crawford, I.A., Baldwin, E.C., Taylor, E.A., Bailey, J.A. and
Tsembelis, K., 2008. On the survivability and detectability of
terrestrial meteorites on the Moon. Astrobiology, 8(2), pp.242-252.
Asphaug, E., 2013. Planetary science: Go and catch a falling star.
Nature Geoscience, 6(6), p.422.
Received on Fri 25 Jan 2019 07:12:34 PM PST