(meteorobs) Theory of large meteorite impact in Finnish Lapland is false - Ursa
pekka.savolainen at dlc.fi
Mon Jan 2 10:49:02 EST 2006
just a crashed ice-layer, nothing to do with meteorites,
will forwrd Marko Pekkola´s statment asap.
David Entwistle wrote:
>Do any URSA members have anything to add to the following Newsroom
>Most recent report first...
>2.1.2006 at 11:03
>The suspected meteorite crater in the Mantokoski river in Utsjoki in
>Finnish Lapland could not have been caused by a meteorite, said Jarmo
>Moilanen, a representative of the Finnish astronomical association
>(Ursa) in a statement Saturday.
>30.12.2005 at 16:10
>A large explosion crater found in the Mantokoski river in Utsjoki,
>northern Finland, may be caused by a meteorite, said Juhani Harjunharja,
>chair of the Ursa astronomical association, in a statement Friday.
>The crater has an estimated diameter of as much as 300 meters. Samples
>are being sent to the University of Oulu for examination. The
>possibility of the crater being caused by the remnant of a satellite has
>not been ruled out.
>"For my part I am strongly leaning towards the opinion that it is a
>meteorite", Mr Harjunharja said.
>The impact zone is approximately one kilometre from the closest settled
>area. It is estimated that the impact occurred before Christmas.
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