[meteorite-list] Fw: meteorite, you lost your cool
From: MARK BOSTICK <thebigcollector_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:18:29 2004
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From: "meteor splash" <res04m7h_at_gte.net>
Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2003 10:29 AM
Subject: meteorite, you lost your cool
> I read the archives; nah, all those guys are wrong. The real wisdom is
> found off-list:
> Meteorites are cool simply because the equilibrium temperature near
> Earth in space is usually below room temperature for the agglomeration
> that composes a meteorite and when they enter the atmosphere the heat
> diffusion coefficient is not adequate to conduct substantial heat into
> the interior during the few seconds of air heating and before radiative
> and other losses to the surroundings.
> You see, meteorites really are cool, usually, and above all...
> OUTER SPACE ROCKS!
Received on Sat 22 Feb 2003 11:59:48 AM PST