[meteorite-list] meteorites from Phobos?

From: Philip R. Burns <pib_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:29:57 2004
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At 12:29 AM 9/18/2003 +0100, you wrote:
>My question is: Would it be possible to find on Earth, meteorites with an
>origin from Phobos (or the other moon Deimos)?

Yes, but at present we don't really have any way to determine if a specific
meteorite originated from Phobos or Deimos as opposed to asteroids of
similar composition (as best we can determine the composition without
actual samples). The Russians have been planning to launch a sample return
mission to Phobos for some time. Last I heard they were hopeful of a late
2004 sendoff.

-- Philip R. "Pib" Burns
Received on Wed 17 Sep 2003 07:54:54 PM PDT

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