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#1

Deepseeker
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10 May 2020 04:56 pm

Just found this helpful article on ABC News Science for people who think they may have found a Meteorite-

https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/202 … s/12219210


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frantov
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23 June 2020 04:58 pm

interesting!

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23 June 2020 05:52 pm

Its handy they provide an email address to send Meteor-maybe photos , i always wondered if there was someone to provide such a service.

fireballs@curtin.edu.au

Stock internet images , this one from Russia
1592895481_meteorite-sml.jpg

Another from Russia
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One from India
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Here is a photo of one sent back by the Mars Rover , apparently a KFC burger that fossilised on Mars 3 million years ago ...

(honest)

1592895404_meteorite.jpg

Last edited by CreviceSucker (23 June 2020 06:02 pm)

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grubstake
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23 June 2020 06:48 pm

CreviceSucker wrote:

Here is a photo of one sent back by the Mars Rover , apparently a KFC burger that fossilised on Mars 3 million years ago ...
(honest)

...or maybe not:
https://bgr.com/2017/07/13/kfc-meteorite-zinger/


Where it is, there it is.

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aussiefarmer
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23 June 2020 07:43 pm

I just smack them into my forehead,
If I see stars they are from space,
If I see tweety birds the are earth rocks,
It's important to mark the ones you test cause sometimes I wake up on the ground and have to start all over again zzz


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CreviceSucker
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23 June 2020 07:59 pm

aussiefarmer wrote:

I just smack them into my forehead,
If I see stars they are from space,
If I see tweety birds the are earth rocks,
It's important to mark the ones you test cause sometimes I wake up on the ground and have to start all over again zzz

lol lol lol

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23 June 2020 08:00 pm

grubstake wrote:
CreviceSucker wrote:

Here is a photo of one sent back by the Mars Rover , apparently a KFC burger that fossilised on Mars 3 million years ago ...
(honest)

...or maybe not:
https://bgr.com/2017/07/13/kfc-meteorite-zinger/

KFC's one is worth less now we know there are two of them ..

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23 June 2020 08:51 pm

I visited a Crater years ago with Family and watched this fellow limping around on a walking stick. I thought it was odd the way he was waving it around .. Dad and I saw him later on at his car pulling rocks off the end of his walking stick...

Turned out he had a magnet on the end of his stick.. And didn't need his stick at all.... Sneeky buggar... cool

LW....

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24 June 2020 10:48 pm

The planetary science group at Curtin uni in Perth was formalized into the Space Science and Technology Centre (SSTC) in 2018. There is heaps of different experience among the staff and researchers there, including meteorite specialists, Mars and Moon experts, Australian impact craters and shock metamorphism (that's my thing), and others. One of our staff members is a project scientist of NASA's InSight mission that landed a seismometer on Mars and is active. Another of us is a project scientist on NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission that is currently orbiting a spacecraft around the carbonaceous chondrite asteroid Bennu, a Near-Earth asteroid. I'm on a NASA project with collaborators in the US to study diogenites, which are meteorites thought to originate from the asteroid 4-Vesta. Others in our group build Cubesats, which are 10cm x 10cm x 10cm payloads that we launch into space by hitching rides on rockets launched by others. If you think you've got legit meteorites, post photos here, and I'll try and offer a comment. If you're around Perth, feel free to come visit us with your rock; we can usually tell if its a meteor-right or a meteor-wrong pretty quickly. If it passes the initial inspection, we can also do further tests in house, some invasive (snipping off a corner for analysis), and others non-invasive. Part of our mission is to provide services, where we can, to the greater community in Australia by sharing our expertise with you. Cheers.

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