[meteorite-list] Mars peppered with meteorites

From: Sterling K. Webb <sterling_k_webb_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2011 17:18:11 -0500
Message-ID: <7395350DEDFE43158EC79C65BA70FCC6_at_ATARIENGINE2>

> One has to wonder what effect this might
> have on a future Mars colony...

We have no basis whatsoever for calculating
or even estimating a fall rate for Mars. Even
the effective geological ages of the surfaces
are not known with any certainty. There is
nothing that suggests a greater or even as
great a fall rate as the Earth.

So, how many List members (the best warned)
are planning on vacating the Earth Planet
because of the effect of meteorites? (Other
than hazard to the wallet, that is.) Earth is
obviously unsuitable for a human colony
of any size...

Sterling K. Webb
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul H." <oxytropidoceras at cox.net>
To: <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2011 4:16 PM
Subject: [meteorite-list] Mars peppered with meteorites

> Mars peppered with meteorites
> by John Roach, msnbc.com, ?June 14, 2011?
> http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/06/14/6857163-mars-peppered-with-meteorites
> Mars Hit by Cosmic Buckshot Again by Ian O'Neill
> Discovery News, June 13, 2011
> http://news.discovery.com/space/mars-hit-by-cosmic-buckshot-again-110613.html
> and
> http://news.discovery.com/space/mars-impact-craters-meteorite-cluster.html
> Candidate New Impact Site Formed between December
> 2002 and March 2008, ESP_022299_2040, HiRISE
> http://www.uahirise.org/ESP_022299_2040
> Yours,
> Paul H.
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