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The fall and recovery of the Tagish Lake meteorite

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2006

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Hildebrand, Alan R., McCausland, Phil J. A., Brown, Peter G., Longstaffe, Fred J., Russell, Sam D. J., Tagliaferri, Edward, Wacker, John F., and Mazur, Michael J., 2006, The fall and recovery of the Tagish Lake meteorite: Meteoritics & Planetary Science, v. 41, no. 3, p. 407-431.

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Abstract? The Tagish Lake C2 (ungrouped) carbonaceous chondrite fall of January 18, 2000, delivered ?10 kg of one of the most primitive and physically weak meteorites yet studied. In this paper, we report the detailed circumstances of the fall and the recovery of all documented Tagish Lake fragments from a strewnfield at least 16 km long and 3 to 4 km wide. Nearly 1 kg of ?pristine? meteorites were collected one week after the fall before new snow covered the strewnfield; the majority of the recovered mass was collected during the spring melt. Ground eyewitnesses and a variety of instrument-recorded observations of the Tagish Lake fireball provide a refined estimate of the fireball trajectory. From its calculated orbit and its similarity [...]

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NWBLCC-20160406.xml

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1111/j.1945-5100.2006.tb00471.x
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1945-5100

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