[meteorite-list] The latest Carancas estimate from Peruvian geniuses

From: Michael Farmer <meteoriteguy_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2007 14:09:06 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <918897.66553.qm_at_web33114.mail.mud.yahoo.com>

I am sitting in Germany, and just read this on the
Peruvian news.
I don't have time to translate the article, but it
shows how poorly informed the scientists in Peru are.
Perhaps they could consult a meteorite expert for a
little advice.


It says that the top scientist in Peru declared that
the Carancas meteorite was the size of a basketball,
and that almost all meteorites make craters 30 times
the size of the meteorite.

Boy, if that were only even close to being true,
imagine all of the meteorite craters that would be all
over the earth. Basketball sized meteorites fall
often, none of them ever leave a crater. Why cant they
get that through their skulls? Why is it that every
time a meteorite falls, a basketball analogy always
comes up somewhere?

The say that nothing is left in the crater, and they
are going to spend $10,000 to protect the crater.
Interesting, since the water table will only rise with
the rains, and melt the mud.

Michael Farmer
Received on Mon 05 Nov 2007 05:09:06 PM PST

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