Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Black Market Meteorites >> Response to New York Times + Meteor news items

Meteorite Community Scuffles with New York Times Over Controversial Science Article - The Logical Lizard:
"The recovery of meteorite specimens by commercial outfits has dramatically increased the amount of material available for study. This isn’t my viewpoint, it is a universally recognized fact."

“It’s a black market,” said Ralph P. Harvey, a geologist at Case Western Reserve University who directs the federal search for meteorites in Antarctica. “It’s as organized as any drug trade and just as illegal.”
Not so! Every year in February the whole Meteorite Community descends on Tucson for two weeks.

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