Friday, February 04, 2005

Mer-B Sol 356, Nickel Iron Meteor

This image has an overlay of data from the IR and Violet filters. The violet areas in the photo are where there were large UV changes on the meteor and the orange-red segments are places that have higer differaces of infra-red light. These differeances help highlight the inclusions in the meteor of what may be olivien.

The meteor is a unique find. It is the one rock of which we have versions of on earth and we have samples of this same rock in labs all over the world. This may indeed prove to be a rosetta stone of sorts since it provides a check and calibration source for the spectromer and camera filters. Posted by Hello

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