[meteorite-list] Germany Swiss France Meteor 31MAR2014

From: Chris Peterson <clp_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 23:23:47 -0600
Message-ID: <5dmhawuoknt89mdxujes6ek8.1396416227522_at_email.android.com>

Wikipedia is generally one of the best sources for scientific information, especially as a first stop. And the article about meteors is no exception. While the color of meteors (especially in the case of green) is generally dominated by atmospheric emission, the meteoroid composition certainly plays a role as well. This makes meteor spectra very useful. But human color vision being what it is (our eyes being very poor spectrometers), it isn't possible to accurately determine meteoroid composition visually.


Chris L Peterson
Cloudbait Observatory

ian macleod <ianmacca81 at hotmail.com> wrote:

>Hi Dr Marco,
> thank you for the information you provided. I have found more than once that the internet is becoming very unreliable for accurate information....especially from wikipedia
>This is in no reference to Meteorites Australia (which is extremely accurate), but rather wikipedia and various other websites I try to learn from having a limited scientific background
>Kind Regards
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Received on Wed 02 Apr 2014 01:23:47 AM PDT

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