[meteorite-list] Mercurian meteorite models nomination
From: Edwin Thompson <etmeteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Aug 2011 20:35:03 +0000
My vote would be the 1955 Studebaker-President; Lots of heavy metal, really nice interior, looked like almost no other model, came in a really cool champagne silver metal flake, 1955 was a vintage year of fairly old age and it went really fast. Plus, it had tail fins with lights in them! A pretty classy projectile. And I believe that on the right day with the planets in just the right positions that a couple of elliptical orbits around our sun might be enough to slingshot a Studebaker our way for a colorful bolide event way back when. But did this happen so long ago that any debris is completely weathered away? Once on the ground here in our oxygen atmo meteorites only last so long. There is a theory our there that the surface of Mercury was stripped away in a cataclysmic event long ago and I wonder if that was so long ago that weathering would have eaten them all up by now.
Received on Sat 06 Aug 2011 04:35:03 PM PDT