[meteorite-list] Meteorites on the moon
From: Gerald Flaherty <grf2_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri Sep 1 08:05:31 2006
Great thread you started Bob.
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From: "Bob Evans" <bobe5531_at_comcast.net>
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 11:54 PM
Subject: [meteorite-list] Meteorites on the moon
> Can you imagine hunting meteorites on the moon?
> Crustless Diogenites, Eucrites, Howardites strewnabout everywhere.
> Pristine Pallasites unaltered by atmospheric pressure or humidity sticking
> out of the lunar dust like a gem.
> How excited Nasa was when they found one on Mars. I'm surprised there
> wasn't a manless mission planned to go to the moon to extract and return
> some of these pristine meteorites utilizing a rover. Obviously it would be
> tremendously expensive, but, compared to what is spent on the mars mission
> as well as expeditions in the arctic its a no - brainer.
> The moon is a meteorite goldmine. 100% impact rates, craters everywhere
> pinpointing the spot of impact.
> I wonder if Nasa found one gram out of the relatively miniscule amount of
> specimens returned from the moon to be of non-lunar origin.
> I believe if we want to make monumental advancements in Meteoritics we
> need to take advantage of the abundance on the moon. Who knows what never
> before seen meteorite types are laying up there right now.
> What do you think, Mike? You don't have to worry about any Norwegian
> export laws.
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