27 January 2010


The Deep Impacts of Unfunded Science
Huffington Post (blog)
The meteorite that formed Meteor Crater in Arizona is estimated to have been about 40 meters in diameter. The object which flattened 2000 square kilometers ...

Meteorite Lands in Doctor´s Office
On Monday at around 5:30PM a small meteorite struck the roof of a Virginia doctor's office, some twenty miles outside Washington. ...

Life, but not as we know it
The Guardian
In 1969 a meteorite crashed into the Australian backwater of Murchison. In 2008, Zita Martins at Imperial College showed that it harboured an essential ...

A Kansas Town's Tourism Plan: Throw Money in a Hole
Wall Street Journal
Eager to reinvigorate the town's biggest tourist attraction (there's also a 1000-pound meteorite, discovered at a local farm), voters in 2006 approved a ...

What caused the extinction of the dinosaurs?
ScienceBlog.com (blog)
Among the “culprits” we have the giant meteorite impact theory, a virus, ice age, evolution and so on. But first let's go over the facts. ...

Virginia doctor has close encounter with meteorite
Seattle Times Mon, 25 Jan 2010 23:07 PM PST
The space rock crashed through the roof and landed 10 feet from a Virginia physician. ...

朝日新聞社南極観測隊見つけた隕石635個予想上回る数 ...
Asahi News (asahi.com)

805, 中国科学院贵阳地球化学研究所吉林陨石雨物质成分研究组
Optical identification and X-ray powder study, coupled with monomineral microchemical and electron microprobe analyses have revealed 39 species of mineral in the Kirin Meteorite. On the basis of mineral assemblages characteristic of the meteorite, thermometric data on fluid inclusion and theoretical analysis, seven formation stages have been proposed for the minerals present in the Kirin Meteorite. The calculations of normative minerals and chemical parameters have been conducted in terms of the chemical analyses, and the chemical-petrological characteristics of the Kirin Meteorite specifies it to Type H_5. The present paper deals with the texture-structure of the Kirin Meteorite, and the meteoritic chondrules are divided into 17 categories of texture-structure, and three possible mechanisms regarding their origin are discussed. It is evident that the Kirin parent body once experienced marked thermal metamorphism and moderate-shock metamorphism and the major features concerned are herein described and analyzed. On the grounds of the above studies, four stages, including 12 processes, have been suggested with respect to the formation and evolution, of the Kirin Meteorite: (ⅰ) fractionation and condensation of the solar nebula, (ⅱ) accretion of the parent body and its thermal metamorphism, (ⅲ) shock-metamorphism and breaking-up of the parent body, and (ⅳ) falling process. Additionally,a preliminary theoretical analysis and discussion are made on the physico-chemical environments for each of the evolutional stages. ...
1978 Vol. 21 (06 ): 805-805

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