[meteorite-list] trips to the Moon (Moon bases and meteoriterecovery)
From: Richard Kowalski <damoclid_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 19:59:59 -0700 (PDT)
Doug, I think you missed a key word in my post, "... known ...".
-- Richard Kowalski Full Moon Photography IMCA #1081 ----- Original Message ----- From: MexicoDoug <mexicodoug at aim.com> To: damoclid at yahoo.com; meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com Cc: Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 4:30 PM Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] trips to the Moon (Moon bases and meteoriterecovery) Richard K says: "There are no known Earth Trojans." Hi Richard, Come on ol' friend, even 2500 years ago Anaxagoras deduced: "Under the stars are the Sun and Moon, and also certain bodies which revolve with them, but are invisible to us." and we've observed enough meteorites to vindicate him! The "invisible" he was talking about refers to them being too small to have enough light to reflect to be seen. What is the median threshold resolution we are talking about nowadays (in mass or diameter) at that distance? Perhaps the points are not a pocket full of horses, but Chincoteague Ponies, some used, would be a coupe. Regardless, towing an asteroid back to earth wasn't what I had in mind at all. Look, we've even sent Stardust to play tennis with comets, in hope of getting some micron sized particles, while ignoring the voluminous information guaranteed to be on the shelves of these libration libraries, not in mass, but in rubble and dust, a page at a time and conveniently located. Best wishes Doug -----Original Message----- From: Richard Kowalski <damoclid at yahoo.com> To: meteorite list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> Sent: Tue, Jun 28, 2011 5:59 pm Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] trips to the Moon (Moon bases and meteoriterecovery) ? ________________________________ From: MexicoDoug <mexicodoug at aim.com> To: etmeteorites at hotmail.com; Meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 2:35 PM Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] trips to the Moon (Moon bases and meteoriterecovery) You want to go the the nearer Lagrangian Points in plain space between the Earth and Moon. That is where the most fascinating stuff is to be found, written in unaltered stone the genesis of the Moon and plenty more debris to keep scientists and collectors busy and overworked for the nex 10,000 years! There are no known Earth Trojans. -- Richard Kowalski Full Moon Photography IMCA #1081 ______________________________________________ Visit the Archives at http://www.meteoritecentral.com/mailing-list-archives.html Meteorite-list mailing list Meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com http://six.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/meteorite-listReceived on Tue 28 Jun 2011 10:59:59 PM PDT