[meteorite-list] New California meteorite

From: John Divelbiss <j.divelbiss_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:18:25 2004
Message-ID: <001c01c2cf86$e61fb480$5e0a5a0c_at_0m824>


Very cool find. A find with circumstances that is worthy of your gesture.
Another name could be Mojave STS-107.

Let us know how it turns out.

Thanx to you and Ron for the interesting discussions and information on
Columbia's path and debris field.

It was a tragic day.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Matson, Robert" <ROBERT.D.MATSON_at_saic.com>
To: <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2003 4:54 PM
Subject: [meteorite-list] New California meteorite

> Hi All,
> As I reported earlier, seeing Columbia reenter this past Saturday
> was not my primary reason for being in the Mojave Desert -- I was
> actually heading up there to do some meteorite field recovery work
> for the day. I did find one new meteorite of just over 100 grams,
> and have scanned in some images of it at the time it was found:
> http://members.cox.net/mojave_meteorites/feb1a.jpg
> http://members.cox.net/mojave_meteorites/feb1b.jpg
> http://members.cox.net/mojave_meteorites/feb1c.jpg
> And so a thought has occurred to me: what are the chances of bending
> the Meteoritical Society rules and giving this meteorite the name
> "Columbia" or "Columbia 7"? I checked the Catalogue, and surprisingly
> there is no meteorite called Columbia. I would be happy to donate the
> meteorite to NASA, or alternatively arrange to have it cut into 7
> pieces to give to each of the families of the astronauts. It's an
> ordinary chondrite, probably an H5 or H6 with some black shock veins
> running through it, so it's not particularly rare or interesting to
> researchers. It's only claim to uniqueness was that it was found
> on February 1st at 11:44am PST, less than 6 hours after I watched
> Columbia fly by.
> Best,
> Rob
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Received on Sat 08 Feb 2003 10:29:39 AM PST

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