[meteorite-list] Popular Site Sheds Light on Meteorites

From: Matson, Robert <ROBERT.D.MATSON_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri Feb 3 01:23:29 2006
Message-ID: <A8044CCD89B24B458AE36254DCA2BD070B1779_at_0005-its-exmp01.us.saic.com>

Hi All (or at least all not in Tucson),

Noticed one error or misspeak in Tony Fitzpatrick's article on

"[Randy Korotev, Ph.D., research associate professor of earth and
planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St.
Louis] says that 998 out of 1,000 meteorites are from asteroids, one
out of 1,000 is from the Moon, and one out of 1,000 is from Mars. Of
the hundreds of meteorites that have been found in the United States,
none has been a lunar meteorite, and only one has been a Mars

Either Tony misquoted Randy, or Randy forgot one. There are at least
two Mars meteorites from the U.S.: Los Angeles and Lafayette.

Received on Fri 03 Feb 2006 01:23:16 AM PST

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