(meteorobs) Fw: Possible meteorite

Geert Barentsen geert.barentsen at telenet.be
Thu May 19 18:58:36 EDT 2005

Hi Doug,

(This is a slow reply on a mail you sent to the list 17 days ago, sorry :-))

>If you work out the math based based  on a few simplifying assumptions and
>reasonable, you will find that iron  meteorites that fall have a core
>temperature around 90 degrees C (194 F), which  is rather hot to touch,

This interests me; how do you calculate the (core) temperature of a (small) 
body in space? Can you or anyone else give me some pointers on this topic?

Many thanks,

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