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Thursday, 30 September 2004

New Tektite Paper in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

New Tektite Paper in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

Paul H
Thu Sep 30 14:51:08 EDT 2004

A new paper about tektites was published in the
October 1st, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. It is:

Glass, B. P., Huber, H., and Koeberl,C., 2004,
Geochemistry of Cenozoic microtektites and
clinopyroxene-bearing spherules. Geochimica
et Cosmochimica Acta. vol. 68, no. 19,
pp. 3807-4021.

Best regards,

Paul
Baton Rouge, LA

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

Friday, 17 September 2004

Use of Meteorites in the Search for Extraterrestrial Life Reviewed

Use of Meteorites in the Search for Extraterrestrial Life Reviewed

Paul H bristolia at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 17 16:11:30 EDT 2004

The use of meteorites in the search for
extraterrestrial
life is reviewed in:

van Loon, A. J., in press, The needless search
for extraterrestrial fossils on Earth.
Earth-Science Reviews
Corrected Proof ,Available online 26 August 2004

The abstract can be found by going to:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00128252

and clicking the "Article in Press" link.

According to the abstract, the author argues that
using meteorite to detect extraterrestrial life
most likely is a waste of time.

(NOTE: I am just paraphrasing what is said in the
abstract. His opinions, in way reflect my views.
If you have any complaints about what is said in
the abstract, direct them to the author, not me.)

Yours,

Paul
Baton Rouge, LA

Review of Pseudotachylites Published in Earth-Science Reviews

Review of Pseudotachylites Published in Earth-Science Reviews

Paul H bristolia at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 17 16:09:17 EDT 2004

Their a new review paper on the emplacement of
breccias in impact craters. It is:

Dressler, B. O., and Reimold, W. U., 2004, Order
or chaos? Origin and mode of emplacement of
breccias in floors of large impact structures.
Earth-Science Reviews. vol. 67, no. 1-2,
pp. 1-54. (September 2004)

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00128252

This paper provides a detailed review of the
origin of pseudotachylites (sensu largo), i.e.
authigenic monomict and polymict clastic-matrix
breccias, so-called footwall breccias, and
impact melt breccias".

Yours,

Paul
Baton Rouge, LA

Impact Melt Flows Recognized at Ries structure, Germany

Impact Melt Flows Recognized at Ries structure, Germany

Paul H bristolia at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 17 16:08:18 EDT 2004

The presence of impact melt flows at the
Ries crater in Germany is proposed in:

Osinski, G. R., in press, Impact melt rocks
from the Ries structure, Germany: an origin
as impact melt flows? Earth and Planetary
Science Letters. Corrected Proof ,Available
online 11 September 2004

The abstract can be found by going to:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0012821X

and clicking the "Article in Press" link.

In part the abstract concluded:

" Thus, it is proposed that the Ries impact
melt rocks were emplaced as ground-hugging
impact melt flows that emanated from different
regions of the evolving transient cavity during
the modification stage of crater formation…
This represents the first recognition of
impact melt flows near the rim of a terrestrial
impact structure and is consistent with
observations of such features on the Moon
and Venus."

Also, a person can look at: "IMPACT MELT
ROCKS FROM THE RIES IMPACT STRUCTURE,
GERMANY: PRELIMINARY RESULTS O F AN
ANALYTICAL SEM STUDY." at:

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2003/pdf/1719.pdf

Yours,

Paul
Baton Rouge, LA

Tuesday, 7 September 2004

Shuttles Safe - VAB and Tile Facility Heavily Damaged by Francis

Shuttles Safe - VAB and Tile Facility Heavily Damaged by Francis

Paul H bristolia at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 7 09:56:02 EDT 2004

Shuttle space centre surveys hurricane damage
12:17 07 September 04, NewScientist.com news service
http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99996361

"All three remaining space shuttles weathered
Hurricane
Frances without apparent damage, after the cyclone
weakened before hitting the Florida coast south of
Cape Canaveral. But the massive Vehicle Assembly
Building
(VAB) took heavy damage."

The Shuttle Tile Facility was heavily damaged.


Frances tears panels from NASA shuttle hangar
Monday, September 6, 2004
http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/space/09/06/nasa.frances.cnn/

Yours,

Paul
Baton Rouge, LA

Monday, 6 September 2004

OT - Old Soviet Joke About Free Speech (was "GWB and Meteorites")

OT - Old Soviet Joke About Free Speech (was "GWB and Meteorites")

Paul H bristolia at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 6 01:59:12 EDT 2004

The discussion about Mike Farmer and
his comments about President Bush
reminded a Russian friend of mine, who
grew up in the Soviet Union and then
spent the time after 1991 living in
the Ukraine, which wasn't governed much
differently than the Soviet Union, of
a joke shared among close friends
during Soviet times.

An American businessman was chatting
to a Soviet official over an exchange
of vodka after negotiating a trade deal.
After several shots, they got a little
chummy and the American businessman
politely mused that, the Soviet Union
desperately needed freedom of speech.

In fact", the businessman stated, "In
the United States, if I don't like what
the President of the United States is
doing, I can stand on the steps of the
White House and call him a "SOB" and
nothing will happen to me.

Don't insult us", replied the official,
passing the American another shot glass
of vodka, "We also have freedom of speech
in the Soviet Union. I can stand on the
steps of the Kremlin and also call the
President of the United States an "SOB"
and nobody will do anything to me."

Best Regards,

Paul
Baton Rouge, LA

Fate of Space Shuttles Unknown

Fate of Space Shuttles Unknown

Paul H bristolia at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 6 00:34:38 EDT 2004

Fate of Space Shuttles Unknown


Kennedy Space Center: Shuttles' fate
unknown. Florida Today, Sunday,
September 05, 2004

http://www.floridatoday.com/blogs/centralbrevard/2004/09/kennedy-space-center-shuttles-fate.htm

"The fate of NASA's multibillion-dollar
space shuttle fleet remains an open
question.

NASA recovery teams will reopen Kennedy
Space Center Monday and begin to tally
damage done at the agency's coastal
Florida spaceport. High winds from the
easternmost edge of Hurricane Frances
made it too dangerous to send teams in
to KSC on Sunday."

++++++

Posted on Sun, Sep. 05, 2004
While many evacuated, one family faced
Frances in barrier island home,
by BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press

http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/9591232.htm

"Outside, winds pick up even stronger.
They hear on the radio that Cape
Canaveral a couple miles to the north
is measuring 125 mph winds."

Yours,

Paul
Baton Rouge, LA

Friday, 3 September 2004

Hurricane Francis Threatens Space Shuttles

Hurricane Francis Threatens Space Shuttles

Paul H bristolia at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 3 11:52:56 EDT 2004

"Hurricane Frances could destroy space shuttles"
NewScientist.com news service, 11:13 03 September 04
http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99996354

"But those preparations may not be enough to keep the
shuttles safe, says Olander. The roof of the building
housing
the craft was designed to survive winds of only 170
km/h
(105 mph).

"If it goes over the Cape, it's going to destroy
everything,"
says Olander. A big building like that has a lot of
surface
area and if it's only meant to sustain a category two
storm,
[Frances] is going to blow that thing apart.""

Yours,

Paul
Baton Rouge, LA