TITLE

Mother of some meteorites

PUB. DATE
December 1997
SOURCE
Discover;Dec97, Vol. 18 Issue 12, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the discovery about the Asteroid 4 Vesta being the source of the howardite, eucrite and diogenite (HED) meteorites found on earth. Discovery of the crater in the asteroid's south pole; Size of the crater.
ACCESSION #
9711206042

 

Related Articles

  • MELTED CRUMBS FROM ASTEROID VESTA. Martel, Linda M. V. // Mercury;Winter2008, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p20 

    The article reports on the continuous study of the debris from asteroid Vesta. Reports state that unnoticed micrometeorites have been collected from a water well at the South Pole by scientists. The said water well is a 4,000 cubic meter pool which serves as a supply area of drinking water to...

  • And finally…: Joshua 10, the Gibeon strewn meteorite field in Namibia, and the Chelyabinsk fall. Nisbet, Euan G. // Expository Times;Aug2014, Vol. 125 Issue 11, p572 

    The article discusses the Joshua 10 biblical narrative that describes the shower of large stones falling from heaven. Topics discussed include the February 15, 2013 asteroid that entered the Earth's atmosphere and exploded in an airbust over Chelyabinsk, Russia as one of the events that offer a...

  • Efficient delivery of meteorites to the Earth from a wide range of asteroid parent bodies. Vokrouhlicky, D.; Farinella, P. // Nature;10/5/2000, Vol. 407 Issue 6804, p606 

    Reports on a study of the transport of meteorites to the earth. Discussion of the Yarkovsky effect which states that a force arising from anisotropically emitted thermal radiation from asteroidal fragments influences the fragments' orbit; Indications that the Yarkovsky effect increases the...

  • Meteorites: When fireballs strike the Earth. GAMBLE, BEAU // Australian Geographic;Mar/Apr2012, Issue 107, p36 

    The article reports on Australia's close encounters with meteorites. It is said that the country bears the scars of more than 30 major asteroid impacts. It has a rich record of meteorite craters as one of the oldest and least geologically disturbed continents. Duane Hamacher, an astronomer from...

  • The Optical Maturation of a Chondrite Surface: Modeling for S-Type Asteroids and Meteorites. Shestopalov, D. I.; Golubeva, L. F. // Solar System Research;May/Jun2004, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p203 

    To compare the spectra of main-belt S-type asteroids and ordinary chondrites, we investigated the correlation between the reflectance peak position near 750 nm, the bend of the spectral curves in the 359–701 nm region, the linear gradient in the 359–853 nm range, and the absorption...

  • THE FUTURE IN THE SKY. Holt, Tom Van // Stargazing;1999, p81 

    We all recognize our dependency on the sun for heat, light and the seasons. But the sun has other vitally important effects, as do the moon, planets, and denizens of deep space so far away. It is disturbing to know that Earth's gravitational field actually attracts comets and other debris. A...

  • Fast delivery of meteorites to Earth after a major asteroid collision. Heck, Philipp R.; Schmitz, Birger; Baur, Heinrich; Halliday, Alex N.; Wieler, Rainer // Nature;7/15/2004, Vol. 430 Issue 6997, p323 

    Very large collisions in the asteroid belt could lead temporarily to a substantial increase in the rate of impacts of meteorites on Earth. Orbital simulations predict that fragments from such events may arrive considerably faster than the typical transit times of meteorites falling today,...

  • Space weathering of Vesta and V-type asteroids: new irradiation experiments on HED meteorites. Fulvio, D.; Brunetto, R.; Vernazza, P.; Strazzulla, G. // Astronomy & Astrophysics / Astronomie et Astrophysique;Jan2012, Vol. 537, p1 

    Context. In the past few decades, several tens of main belt asteroids have been found to exhibit basaltic surface composition, similar to the one of Vesta and basaltic Howardite, Eucrite, and Diogenite achondrite meteorites (HEDs). Most of these objects (V-types) belong to the Vesta dynamical...

  • Asteroid Apocalypse. Kaku, Michio // Newsweek Global;2/22/2013, Vol. 161 Issue 8, p1 

    The article focuses on the asteroid that hit in the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia on February 15, 2013. Topics include the explosion of the asteroid ten to fifteen miles above ground, the 2012 DA14 asteroid that passed the Earth hours later, and the impact the DA14 asteroid would have made had it...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics