[meteorite-list] Meteoroid burned up before impact on Mars

From: Thomas Kurtz <Thomas.Kurtz_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2008 00:49:42 +0200
Message-ID: <20081002224942.44390_at_gmx.net>

Amazing picture ! Under special circumstances such an event could be possible even on Earth and
in my opinion, it would ignite a fire for sure. Perhaps 1 of 1000 meteorite hits ignite something on the ground e.g. dry grass.

Is there a proofed example ?

With best wishes from Ries-impact crater,

Thomas Kurtz

East of Jovis Tholus and in the midst of the Tharsis Volcanic field this dark, rayed spot is seen. Most likely this mark represents the shock wave of an incoming meteoroid that burned up before impact. The shock wave blasted the fine material away, leaving the darker basaltic surface exposed.

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Received on Thu 02 Oct 2008 06:49:42 PM PDT

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