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. ;-) Pallasite Meteorites

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