[meteorite-list] Kilabo and Thuathe

From: Alexander Seidel <ase_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:23:45 2004
Message-ID: <3E653190.B5458679_at_planet-interkom.de>

Remember, itīs statistics with rare events, not really large numbers
in terms of comparable falls. One is sometimes tempted to draw early
conclusions which then may turn out to be false in the end. Another
example which comes to mind are the Pribram (fell April 7, 1959) and
Neuschwanstein (fell April 6, 2002) meteorites. Both were observed to
fall by the European fireball network and for both of them almost
identical (that is: within very narrow error bars) orbital element
parameters were derived from the precise observations. So an early
prediction was that both Neuschwanstein and Pribram might be very
closely related to each other in their cosmic histories. Now Pribram
is an H5. What a big surprise it was when it finally and definitely
turned out that Neuschwanstein was belonging to quite a different
class, namely EL6!

(PS: now this may give rise to different thoughts, but thatīs another


Bernd Pauli HD wrote:
> ... but even if it is local time for both falls, their
> fall times are surprisingly close to one another:
> 19:30 hrs local time for Kilabo (09° 48' E)
> 15:49 hrs local time for Thuathe (27° 30' E)
> The difference in longitude is 17° 42' which would
> correspond to a difference in time of ca. 71 minutes.
> In this case the two falls would be about 2
> and a half hours apart. Still pretty close!
> Best regards,
> Bernd
> ______________________________________________
> Meteorite-list mailing list
> Meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com
> http://www.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/meteorite-list
Received on Tue 04 Mar 2003 06:06:56 PM PST

Help support this free mailing list:

Yahoo MyWeb