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Tuesday, 31 May 2011

New Campo del Cielo crater with 10 Tons of Meteorites Reportedly Found

New Campo del Cielo crater with 10 Tons of Meteorites Reportedly Found


Descubren nuevo cráter y meteorito de casi 10 toneladas en la zona 
de Campo del Cielo. Norte. May 25, 2011,
http://www.diarionorte.com/noticia.php?numero=65726

“A recent scientific mission carried out by specialists of Santiago del 
Estero and Chaco discovered an impact crater and associated with 
it a meteorite weighing ten tons is estimated that dated back some 
4,000 years.

The location of the crater is reported as latitude 27° 37’ 19.3” South, 
61° 43’ 19.3” West. This crater is counted as 27 of the Campo del
Cielo strewn field. It is 17 by 32 meters and 0.7 meter deep.

Related article are:

Revocan expropiación del "Campo del cielo" por la propiedad del
"meteorito Chaco"  [[Revoked expropriation of "Field of Heaven" by 
ownership of the "meteorite Chaco"]] La Voz Ciudadanos, May 27, 2011
http://www.lavoz.com.ar/ciudadanos/revocan-expropiacion-campo-cielo-propiedad-meteorito-chaco

“La Corte revocó un fallo proveniente del Superior Tribunal de 
Justicia chaqueño.”

“The Supreme Court set aside the expropriation of a large area of
territory in the province of Chaco, called "Field of Heaven", where 
a meteorite hit some 4,000 years ago.”

“La Corte dejó sin efecto la expropiación de un campo en donde 
cayó un meteorito” Centro de Información Judicial. 
http://www.cij.gov.ar/nota-6872-La-Corte-dejo-sin-efecto-la-expropiacion-de-un-campo-en-donde-cayo-un-meteorito.html

Best wishes,

Paul H.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Zapotectite- what kinda name is that? Tikalites - Guatemala Tektites!

Zapotectite- what kinda name is that? Tikalites- Guatemala Tektites!


In "Zapotectite- what kinda name is that?" at
http://six.pairlist.net/pipermail/meteorite-list/2011-May/076972.html ,

Carl asked:

"They say some were found in Mayan Ruins?"

These tektites were found in Tikal, Guatemala.

Go read:

Hildebrand, A. R., 1994, Appendix H, Report on tektites around at
Tikal, in H. Moholy-Nagy, and W. A. Haviland, eds., p. 100-101,
Tikal Report: The Artifacts of Tikal, Part B, Utilitarian Artifacts and
Unworked Material. vol. 27, University Museum Publications, University
of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 288 p.

Hildebrand, A. R., H. Moholy-Nagy, C. Koeberl, L. May, F. Senftle, A.
N. Thorpe, P. E. Smith, and D. York, 1994, Tektites around in the ruins
of the Maya city of Tikal, Guatemala. Abstracts of the 25th Lunar
and Planetary Science Conference, held in Houston, TX, 14-18 March
1994, p. 549.
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc1994/pdf/1275.pdf
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1994LPI....25..549H

Senftle, F. E., A. N. Thorpe, J. R. Grant, A. Hildebrand, H. Moholy-Nagy, 
B. J. Evans, and L. May, 2000, Magnetic measurements of glass from Tikal, 
Guatemala: Possible tektites. Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 105,
no. B8, pp. 18921-18926
http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2000/2000JB900125.shtml

Tikal National Park, Guatemala
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tikal
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/64
http://www.tikalpark.com/generalinfo.htm

Best wishes,

Paul H.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

OT: Photographs Raining From the Sky After Tornadoes

OT: Photographs Raining From the Sky After Tornadoes


Dear Friends,

After the tornadoes in Mississippi, Alabama, Missouri, Kansas,
and elsewhere, meteorites were not the only things that people
found falling from the sky. Literally, 100s of miles from where
the tornadoes devastated entire towns, people have found the
personal photographs and documents of people raining from the
sky. One person is attempting to reunite these photographs and
documents with their owners as discussed in the below web 
pages. 

Mom reuniting tornado survivors with precious artifacts, WSFA 12 News
http://www.wsfa.com/Global/story.asp?S=14723637

Pictures and Documents found after the April 27, 2011 Tornadoes
Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/PicturesandDocumentsfoundafterAprilTornadoes

Portraits From a Storm
http://patty-portraitsfromastorm.blogspot.com/

Patty Bullion, Catastrophic memories
La Lettre, May 28, 2011
http://www.lalettredelaphotographie.com/entries/patty-bullion-catastrophic-memories

Memories Lost to a Whirlwind Alight on Facebook to Be Claimed
New York Times, Amy Harmon, April 29, 2011
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/30/us/30reunite.html

Maybe it is not too late for meteorite hunters downwind of
the effected areas to help out in her efforts.

Yours,

Paul H.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Moon Rock

Moon Rock


In "Moon Rock"

John wrote:

"Just in 

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/05/nasa-moon-rock-woman-arrested-riverside-sell.html "

The article is:

NASA sting leads to woman allegedly trying to sell moon rock for 
$1.7 million [Updated]. Los Angeles Times, May 20, 2011

Related articles are:

Purported moon rock that woman tried to sell must be tested for 
authenticity, NASA says. Los Angeles Times, May 20, 2011
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/05/nasa-moon-rock-sell.html

NASA catches IE woman trying to sell moon rock for $1.7M
KABC, May 20, 2011
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/inland_empire&id=8143425

Woman selling moon rock nabbed by NASA by Phil Willon
Nashua Telegraph, May 20, 2011,
http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/newsworldnation/920176-227/woman-selling-moon-rock-nabbed-by-nasa.html

Lake Elsinore Police Press Release, May 19, 2011
http://www.riversidesheriff.org/press/lak11-0519-1.asp

Yours,

Paul H.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Mineral found in meteorite named for University of Hawaii scientist

Mineral found in meteorite named for University of Hawaii scientist


Newfound mineral named for UH scientist by Jim Borg
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, May 17, 2011
http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/20110517_newfound_mineral_named_for_uh_scientist.html

Kingsborough Community College Professor and Team 
of Scientists Publish Paper Announcing Discovery of 
New Mineral, Pr Newswire.
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/kingsborough-community-college-professor-and-team-of-scientists-publish-paper-announcing-discovery-of-new-mineral-121893383.html

New mineral, Krotite, named after UHM researcher 
Alexander Krot, School of Ocean and Earth Science and 
Technology at the University of Hawaii Newsletter.
http://www.uhm.hawaii.edu/news/attachments/pdf4415_1513.pdf

The paper is:

Ma, C., A. R. Kampf, H. C. Connolly, Jr., J. R. Beckett, 
G. R. Rossman, S. A. Sweeney Smith. and D. L. Schrader,
2011, Krotite, CaAl2O4, a new refractory mineral from the 
NWA 1934 meteorite. American Mineralogist. vol. 96,
no. 5-6, pp. 709-715; DOI: 10.2138/am.2011.3693
http://ammin.geoscienceworld.org/cgi/content/short/96/5-6/709

Yours,

Paul H.

Triassic Micrometeorites Found

Triassic Micrometeorites Found


Japanese geologist finds oldest known micrometeorite
11:10, Space & Earth/Earth Sciences
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-05-japanese-geologist-oldest-micrometeorite.html

Tiny Iron Spheres Are Oldest Fossilized Space Dust  by
Dave Mosher, Wired Science, May 12, 2011  | 
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/05/oldest-fossil-micrometeorites/
http://necupybigase.wordpress.com/2011/05/15/tiny-iron-spheres-are-oldest-fossilized-space-dust/

Tiny Iron Spheres Are Oldest Fossilized Space Dust
by jonesaddys, May 14, 2011 
http://jonesaddys.wordpress.com/2011/05/14/tiny-iron-spheres-are-oldest-fossilized-space-dust/

Onoue, T., T. Nakamura, T. Haranosono and C. Yasuda, 2011, 
Composition and accretion rate of fossil micrometeorites recovered 
in Middle Triassic deep-sea deposits, Geology. First published 
online May 4, 2011, doi: 10.1130/G31866.1
http://geology.gsapubs.org/content/early/2011/05/04/G31866.1

Yours,

Paul H.

Monday, 16 May 2011

NJ town puzzles over mystery hole in ground

NJ town puzzles over mystery hole in ground


NJ town puzzles over mystery hole in ground
Asbury Park Press - ‎May 13, 2011‎
http://www.app.com/article/C0/20110513/NJNEWS10/305130020/NJ-town-puzzles-over-mystery-hole-ground?odyssey=nav|head

Picture at:
http://cmsimg.app.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=C0&Date=20110513&Category=NJNEWS10&ArtNo=305130020&Ref=AR&MaxW=640&Border=0

Mysterious hole appears in ground in Bernards
by NJ.com Staff, The Star-Ledger, ‎May 13, 2011‎
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/05/possible_meteroite_appears_in.html
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/05/your_comments_mysterious_hole.html

Mysterious Hole In Basking Ridge Yard Puzzles Officials, Experts
Steve Sandberg, CBS New York, ‎May 13, 2011‎
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/05/13/mysterious-hole-in-basking-ridge-yard-puzzles-officials-experts/

Picture at:
http://cbsnewyork.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/img_3008.jpg?w=420

Crater's appearance a mystery
Cherry Hill Courier Post, ‎May 14, 2011‎
http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20110514/NEWS01/105140367/Crater-s-appearance-mystery

NJ town puzzled over mystery hole in ground
Newsday, Associated Press, ‎May 13, 2011‎
http://www.newsday.com/news/region-state/nj-town-puzzled-over-mystery-hole-in-ground-1.2874893

Yours,

Paul H.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

End the wasteful tyranny of reviewer experiments

End the wasteful tyranny of reviewer experiments

The below commentary and associated comments contains
some interesting comments about the process of peer-review.

Ploegh, H., 2011, End the wasteful tyranny of reviewer 
experiments. Nature. vol. 472, no. 7344, p. 391.
http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110427/full/472391a.html?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20110428
http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110427/full/472391a.html

“Peer review of scientific papers in top journals is bogged 
down by unnecessary demands for extra lab work, argues 
Hidde Ploegh.”

Peer review demands for extra experiments are "wasteful 
tyranny" - http://scientopia.org/blogs/drugmonkey/2011/04/27/peer-review-demands-for-extra-experiments-are-wasteful-tyranny/

Yours,

Paul H.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

copyright questions - newspaper articles &correspondence

copyright questions - newspaper articles &correspondence

Arnaud asked:

“I'd like to give access on my website to transcripts 
of my newspaper articles and original correspondence 
related to meteorites (and minerals & fossils...):

http://www.thetricottetcollection.com/library_met_newspapers.html
http://www.thetricottetcollection.com/library_met_manuscripts.html

However I haven't done it until now because I don't 
know the laws regarding copyrights.”

Wikipedia, for obvious reasons, has an extensive and
useful discussion of copyright laws. they include,

“Copyright” at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright#Copyright_by_country

“List of countries' copyright length”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries%27_copyright_length

“Fair use”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use

“Public Domain”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain

Despite the known cavets and limitations about Wikipedia, 
I have found these pages useful as a starting point in 
finding information about the various aspects of copyright.

Yours,

Paul H.