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Wednesday, 30 June 2004

Original "Meteorite Kills(Fill in Blank)" Story Appears in WWW

Original "Meteorite Kills(Fill in Blank)" Story Appears in WWW

Paul H bristolia at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 30 19:33:28 EDT 2004

While waiting in the local checkup line, I noticed
that this week's Weekly World News (WWW) has one of the
latest versions of the "Falling Meteorite kills (fill
in the blank) story. The headline reads, "Meteorite
Flattens Pope". In the tradition of the Weekly World
News, it is quite a shaggy dog story complete with
fake photographs. The people, who publish the WWW must be
really strange people.

Yours,

Paul

Wednesday, 23 June 2004

paper About Tunguska Event Impactor

paper About Tunguska Event Impactor

Paul H bristolia at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 23 13:34:50 EDT 2004

In the March (2004) issue of Planetary and Space
Science, there is a paper discussing the identity
of the impactor, which produced the Tunguska Event,
that might be of interest to some list members.
The paper is:

Q. L. Hou , E. M. Kolesnikov , L. W. Xie , N. V.
Kolesnikova , M. F. Zhou and M. Sun, 2004,
Platinum group element abundances in a peat layer
associated with the Tunguska event, further
evidence for a cosmic origin. Planetary and
Space Science. vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 331-340
doi:10.1016/j.pss.2003.08.002

Based upon "excess" Pd, Rh, Ru, REE, Co, Sr, and Y
found in a peat column from the Northern peat bog
of the 1908 Tunguska explosion site, they concluded
that the impactor, which created the Tunguska event
was "more likely a comet", although the possibility
that the impactor might have alternatively been a
carbonaceous asteroid. They estimated that the
mass of either the comet or carbonaceous asteroid
was as large as 103-106 tons.

I am only reporting what this paper stated. I don't
know enough about the pro and cons of the various
arguments about the Tunguska event to evaluate
their conclusions in any intelligent manner. If
anybody needs more information, he or she can
find contact information for the authors by
clicking the link, "Volume 52, Issue 4, pp. 259-340
(March 2004)" at:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00320633

and following the article link to the abstract.

(Besides my library doesn't subscribe to Planetary
and Space Science. Thus, I only have access to the
article's abstract.)

Yours,

Paul

Friday, 4 June 2004

Security Cameras and Washington Fireball

Security Cameras and Washington Fireball

Paul H bristolia at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 4 09:34:38 EDT 2004

In the post "Washington Fireball" mark ford wrote:


> http://www.komonews.com/stories/31552.htm



>Film footage showing the Washington meteor

>illuminating the ground on security cameras

>... this is the real deal...


On these security camera tapes of the fireball,
there are some well-defined shadows of trees
and other objects. If the location of these
security cameras were known, couldn't the
shadows shown in the tape be used to precisely
determine the position of the fireball relative
to the cameras?

Just Curious

Yours,

Paul
Baton Rouge, LA

Wednesday, 2 June 2004

Looking for Map of Meteorite Finds in Eastern US

Looking for Map of Meteorite Finds in Eastern US

Paul H bristolia at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 2 16:07:58 EDT 2004

Is there any published map that shows the
distribution of meteorite finds in the United
States in the area of North Carolina, South
Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and northern
Alabama and Mississippi?

Yours,

Paul
Baton Rouge, LA 70803