[meteorite-list] New Zealand Police Have 'Meteorite' Fragment

From: stan . <laser_maniac_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue Sep 12 22:13:03 2006
Message-ID: <BAY121-F1396D6CF207F3CCA8E51C4F0280_at_phx.gbl>

i doubt it would be aerogell. the stuff is ridiculously friable and it
absorbs moisture like a sone of a gun. if it was recovered immediatly after
a fall that owuld be one thing, but just the morning dew is enough to make
aerogell turn into a puddle of 'goo'

>From: Darren Garrison <cynapse_at_charter.net>
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>On Tue, 12 Sep 2006 16:39:13 -0700 (PDT), you wrote:
> >"It is very light...almost weightless and (the farmers) have never seen
> >anything like it before," said police southern communications centre
> >supervisor Paul Visser.
> >
> >Visser said the object was about 10cm long, 5cm wide and deep, and too
> >light to be rock, with an "unknown texture".
>Strange description. Have there been any uses of aerogel on anything that
>have reentered the atmosphere?
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