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Micro Meteorites

Discussion in 'General Astronomy Chat' started by Seer, Feb 13, 2019.

Micro Meteorites

Started by Seer on Feb 13, 2019 at 5:43 PM

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  1. Seer

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    This is very interesting. I wish that guy would have found one. I wonder if searching for them will catch on as a hobby for other people.
     
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    It seems like there is a lot of ambiguity as to the certainty of them.
    What can be done with them once you have them?
    With the larger meteorites they can tell where some of them came from. Can they or you do that with micrometeorites?
     
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    The book in the video is already out but I've seen he has a new book coming out very soon.
    It would be great if there is information that we could get from these. It gives everybody access to meteorite study unless you need an electron microscope or something like that.
     
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    WHAT IF you put out a large clean surface before a meteor shower and sweep it for micrometeorites after the meteor shower, would those micrometeorites that you've collected help with the study of the comet or whatever that made the trail that produced the meteor shower?
    IF that would work a more permanent study structure might be called for with a cleanable and flushable surface.
     
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    I am not sure if you would collect enough but it would be an interesting side hobby :)
     
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    You can get tarps that are pretty big.
     
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    I was thinking more of the average for them falling at 1 micro meteorite per square yard a year.
    It at least would be a interesting experiment.
     

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