[meteorite-list] age of meteorites

From: James Beauchamp <falcon99_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:23:11 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <496792527.1312979.1468930991723.JavaMail.yahoo_at_mail.yahoo.com>

I think this is a pretty fun exercise for people to understand basic points of relativity in general (pardon the pun), and how Lorenz transformations work.
The objects floating around exist in a different 4 dimensional reference frame than we do. ?Similar to Captain Scott Kelly's recent year in space and his description of age. ?Note that his year in space at 28,000 km/sec resulted in about 8 milliseconds of time dilation. ?apply that over 4 billion years.
(8 mS / year) X 4 billion years = 32,000,000 seconds = 8888 hours = 370 days... ?

If Captain Kelly had remained in orbit for 4 billion years, he would be about 1 year older than his sibling.

On Tuesday, July 19, 2016 12:11 AM, Count Deiro via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:

#yiv6702994726 body{font-family:Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:9pt;background-color:#ffffff;color:black;} Hi all,

It's true meteors travel at an insignificant percentage of the speed of light. Speeds up to 260,000 kilometers an hour are reached by meteors entering the earth's atmosphere versus light's maximum of 1079252848.8 kilometers an hour in a perfect vacuum.

Outer space is very, very cold and is an imperfect vacuum. If it has any mass, the speed of light can be much slower. In an extreme situation, perhaps a velocity where the comparative speed of the meteor would be in the 5% range. Which would have a measurable affect on its age as a meteorite.

I mention this, because published papers establish that the colder the mass through which light is being perceived, the slower its speed. For instance, the speed of light through very cold, laser-bathed, sodium atoms, can be only 50 meters a second!

Count Deiro

-----Original Message-----
>From: John Lutzon via Meteorite-list
>Sent: Jul 18, 2016 4:00 PM
>To: Michael Mulgrew , pshugar at messengersfromthecosmos.com
>Cc: meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
>Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] age of meteorites
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>Pete, Michael & Rob,
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>Au contraire smart guys----
>Every morning, PAUL sends us a meteorite At the speed of light---
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>(:>)
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>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Michael Mulgrew via Meteorite-list"
>To: "Pete Shugar"
>Cc: "The List"
>Sent: Monday, July 18, 2016 6:31 PM
>Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] age of meteorites
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>No meteoroid body travels anywhere near "a subtantual [sic] percentage
>of the speed of light". Although their relative ages will be
>different based on Einstein's theory, their practical age is
>realistically unaffected I would think.
>
>Michael in so. Cal.
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>On Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 3:11 PM, Pete Shugar via Meteorite-list
> wrote:
>> greetings to all,
>> my background is in electronics. everything deals with either C or C2.
>> Einstein states that nothing goes faster than the speed of light and
>> that as you approach the speed of light, things get older slower.
>> So this meteorite in it's travels is going at a rate that is a
>> subtantual percentage of the speed of light. Has anyone taken this into
>> consideration when placing an age on the meteorite?
>> Just a thought to tickle the old brain cells!!
>> Pete Shugar
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