[meteorite-list] Museum investigation: 'Probably a rock, not meteorite'

From: Chris Peterson <clp_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 16:13:44 -0600
Message-ID: <FFA815A417DD42D69EDF8B6ACB4D9651_at_bellatrix>

That's nearly the definition I use, except... I consider a meteor to be just
the luminous aspect, not the body itself. So in my usage, a meteoroid still
exists during the meteor phase. That way I can distinguish between the
incandescent aspects and the body itself.


Chris L Peterson
Cloudbait Observatory

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Kowalski" <damoclid at yahoo.com>
To: <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 4:07 PM
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Museum investigation: 'Probably a rock,not

I'd argue that a meteoroid becomes a meteor as soon as becomes incandescent
and it becomes a meteorite at instant incandescence ends.

Richard Kowalski
Received on Tue 13 Apr 2010 06:13:44 PM PDT

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