(meteorobs) Definition of a meteor (was Re: Fifth gradesciencebook)
epmajden at shaw.ca
Thu Apr 28 13:43:33 EDT 2005
on 4/28/05 10:32, Swift, Wesley at Wesley.R.Swift at msfc.nasa.gov wrote:
> Nice! Linguistically it seems to be about hats:
> Wear the geologist's hat and it is a meteorite
> Wear the atmosphere watcher's hat and it is a meteor
> Wear the astronomer's hat and it is a meteoroid.
> Language is very often about point of view. If the hat fits, enjoy.
> (Now that is a story to tell the kids!)
I like your definitions! This brings up a grey area, Planetary
Scientists! Many are astronomers, physicists, and geologists! How do they
define things???? ;=) I guess it depends on your specialty!
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