[meteorite-list] Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and Bernd in the Sky with "Hilda" :-)
From: John Teague <volgems_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:07:11 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
>From: Bob King <nightsky55 at gmail.com>
>Sent: Jul 29, 2013 6:13 PM
>To: "Bernd V. Pauli" <bernd.pauli at paulinet.de>, meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
>Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and Bernd in the Sky with "Hilda" :-)
>Congratulations! I'm happy to know now you'll be around keeping an eye
>on the comings and goings of your fellow asteroids and future
>meteorites for millions of years to come!
>On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 1:21 PM, Bernd V. Pauli <bernd.pauli at paulinet.de> wrote:
>> Hello List,
>> Can you imagine my surprise when Rob Matson emailed me and told me
>> that I would be honored with something very special for my birthday last
>> May 12. He had done a bit of pre-planning regarding the wording of the
>> citation and had got the help from a few people notably Dorothy Norton,
>> John Kashuba, Bob and Moni Verish ? all of whom (including Rob Matson
>> himself, of course!) I want to thank very, very much.
>> I am truly honored to be wandering among the stars while still roaming
>> terrestrial fields! I am deeply touched to orbit the Sun together with such
>> celebrities as our late O.R. Norton [(163800) Richardnorton], his wife
>> Dorothy Norton [(149243) Dorothynorton = 2002 RL239], my late friend
>> Jim Kriegh [149244 Kriegh], alongside our esteemed Geoff Notkin [(132904)
>> Notkin = 2002 RB237], just to name a few.
>> The minor planet (247553) 2002 RV234 is a member of the Hilda family.
>> Hildas are in a 3:2 orbital resonance with Jupiter, i.e. they complete 3
>> orbits for every two Jovian orbits. They have dark surfaces, are rich in
>> organics and contain water. CI and CM meteorites are believed to originate
>> in these types of asteroids.
>> My little asteroid is about 6.5 km in diameter, and, assuming an average
>> density of 2.1 g/cm^3 for CI/CM chondrites, this would amount to a mass
>> of about 3 x 10^11 metric tons (300 billion metric tons).
>> Most of this detailed info was provided by Rob Matson!
>> Here is the PDF-link to the Minor Planet Circular:
>> Just enter my family name and you?ll find me at the top
>> of the second column of page 231 of that Circular.
>> Thank you very much for this
>> honor bestowed on me,
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Congrats from here too!
Received on Mon 29 Jul 2013 07:07:11 PM PDT