[meteorite-list] Mercury Fragments on earth (not)
From: Philip R. Burns <pib_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 12:45:46 -0500
At 11:07 AM 8/4/2011, Edwin Thompson wrote:
>A very compelling poster was presented at a Met Soc meeting back in
>the 90's showing a very plausible scenario that might have produced
>meteorites on Earth having come from the surface of Mercury.
Brett Gladman and Jaime Coffey from the University of British
Columbia discussed the possibility of meteorites originating from
Mercury in a 2009 paper from Meteoritics and Planetary Science. A
prepublication copy is available online:
They concluded that there should be a number of meteorites of
Mercurian origin already here -- around 1/3 to 1/2 the number which
originated from Mars.
The Messenger spacecraft should provide better information about the
possible composition of Mercurian meteorites.
David Weir offers a useful summary of the subject of Mercurian meteorites at:
-- Philip R. "Pib" Burns
pib at pibburns.com
Received on Thu 04 Aug 2011 01:45:46 PM PDT