[meteorite-list] a reply to Hupe and Farmer

From: stan . <laser_maniac_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Feb 23 16:51:11 2006
Message-ID: <BAY101-F7097964C980E3504DD430F0F20_at_phx.gbl>

>To claim a Lunar or Martian is a better piece than the mysterious world of
>Vesta, that Diogenites, Eucrites and by extension Howardites are not on par
>"planetary" specimens than those more common ones from the Moon which isn't
>planet by definition, that maybe they do not offer equally or more clues to
>the genesis of the Solar system...Finally, quality examples of those
>are probably more rare on Earth, and further away to get - over 400 kg of
>rocks are available to study.

Awww come on Doug. what would you rather crash through the roof of your
house right now - a 100 kg nose cone orientated lunar / planetary or an HED?
even if you like HEds better that 100 kg of moon rock could buy you a TON of
HEDs - literally speaking ofcourse. I like HEDs to, but there is no question
that the planetary stuff is better to have! :)
Received on Thu 23 Feb 2006 04:50:51 PM PST

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