Re: (meteorobs) Finding Meteorites...

-- [ From: Robert Lunsford * EMC.Ver #2.5.3 ] --
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> Subject: (meteorobs) Finding Meteorites...
> Is there a certain way to find meteorites?  I wanna be a meteorite
> Do you think a lot of the meteors that may come from the leonoid
shower hit
> the earth?
> Thanks


You will have a hard time finding any Leonid meteorites. The fact is
that all Leonid particles are destroyed while entering the Earth's
atmosphere. Leonid meteoroids have roughly the consistency of ash and
collide with the Earth's atmosphere at the tremendous rate of 71
kilometers per second. I don't know of any material other than the heads
of a couple of co-workers that could survive such an encounter!

Bob Lunsford (International Meteor Organization)