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Tuesday, 21 September 2004

1864: fiction or fact? help! - Crater Estimator Paul H bristolia at yahoo.com

1864: fiction or fact? help! - Crater Estimator

Paul H bristolia at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 21 15:00:31 EDT 2004

Chris aubeck wrote:


>As I wish to present this story as a stage in the

>development of meteorite-related myths and

>misidentifications through history, as part of a

>report with wholly educational aims, it would be

>interesting to know whether a scientist working in

the

>mid-19th century would have spotted this fake

>immediately, and how.

>

>Also, how big would the crater of such a large

>meteorite be? Is there a way to estimate it?


Go look at "Earth Impact Effects Program" by
Robert Marcus, H. Jay Melosh, and Gareth Collins at:

http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/impacteffects/

Yours,

Paul
Baton Rouge, LA

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