[meteorite-list] 2008 TC3-- ureilite

From: Dark Matter <freequarks_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 16:01:33 -0600
Message-ID: <822da19a0903251501u6324da21q3a4e3e2b1f9b2bb3_at_mail.gmail.com>

Hi Bernd,

At the press conference, it sounded like this particular stone was
fairly high in porosity (upwards of 40% of however such things are
measured) which in turn led it to easily break up into pieces of which
the largest found was 280g. Not necessarily that it would crumble in
your hands like Orgueil or Beerbelly.

That's what I heard anyway.



On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 3:32 PM, <bernd.pauli at paulinet.de> wrote:
> Hi Darren and List.
> "According his (= Dr Rumble) analysis, 2008 TC3 falls into a category
> ?of very rare meteorites called ureilites, all of which may have originally
> ?come from the same parent body."
> "Lead author Dr Jenniskens said: "This asteroid was made of a particularly
> ?fragile material..."
> Fragile ureilites ... hmmm?!
> Best wishes,
> Bernd
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Received on Wed 25 Mar 2009 06:01:33 PM PDT

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