1864: fiction or fact? help! - Crater EstimatorPaul 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
>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:
Baton Rouge, LA