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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Fun space class today
One of my professors brought a meteorite to class today. He had a 1/2" maybe 3/4" thick slab, approximately 12" x 14" of a pallasite meteor from Russia that he'd just acquired over the weekend.
Passed it around during class so we all got to hold it and look at it close.
Wow, was that thing heavy. Almost like a 3/4 inch thick slab of nickle-iron or something. ;-)
I grew up on a farm in Minnesota. Went to the Association Free Lutheran Bible School for two years after graduation. Attended NDSU in Fargo, ND for a few years during which I was briefly in AFROTC, and got married. After that I started to move around, spending time in So. California, the Philippines, Florida, SF Bay Area, back to Fargo, and then to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Please can I stop now?