[meteorite-list] Why carbonaceous chondrites? (A "thank you" to Mr. Horejsi)

From: Michael Doran <eikoph_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2019 13:54:00 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <1380818706.2993415.1552226040065_at_mail.yahoo.com>

My friends often ask me "What got you interested in meteorites?"? I honestly don't have a good answer to that question.? I do, however, know precisely when and how I was inspired to focus on carbonaceous chondrites.

As a newbie to the hobby (cough, obsession), I was reading through back issues of Meteorite Times Magazine when inspiration struck.? In a June 2011 article about Nogoya, a CM2, Martin Horejsi wrote:

? ?"Gazing into a polished face of Nogoya is like staring into space
? ?through a telescope. Everywhere you look there are interesting
? ?features. Little galaxies, nebulas, constellations, planets, suns
? ?and moons orbit the stone."?

Up until that point, I'd considered CCs to be rather drab cousins to the bejeweled pallasites, sculptural irons, and multi-chondrule'd type 3 OCs. However as I looked at the accompanying photo in the article, I thought by gosh, he's absolutely right. How perfect is it that a window into the black interior of a CM2 meteorite can also be a window back out to the universe where it originated -- if only you have the imagination to see it. You may have to look a tiny bit deeper to see the beauty, but it's absolutely there. Anyway, that's what first hooked me on carbonaceous chondrites.? Now I have my own CM2 specimen to gaze at in wonder.? So, thank you, Mr. Horejsi!

-- Michael

[Resent to list after conversion to plain-text - I keep forgetting!]

Michael Doran
Fort Worth, TX
Received on Sun 10 Mar 2019 09:54:00 AM PDT

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