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MHS
2002-Feb-11, 08:34 PM
Hi Phil! I watched those two TechTV streams you linked in your newsletter today. Is that meteorite really yours?? Or did you just borrowed it from some museum or something? And were you joking about not touching the extraterrestrial fungus or were you serious about it?

The Bad Astronomer
2002-Feb-11, 08:46 PM
I borrowed the meteorites (replete with regmaglypts) from the geologists down the hall from me. I have a knife made from meteorite material, but that wouldn't have made the same point. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif

I have no idea what the orange stuff is on the sample, except that it's probably either some sort of oxidation or a contaminant from a chemical or something. So yes, I was kidding.

MHS
2002-Feb-11, 08:49 PM
On 2002-02-11 15:46, The Bad Astronomer wrote:
I have no idea what the orange stuff is on the sample, except that it's probably either some sort of oxidation or a contaminant from a chemical or something. So yes, I was kidding.


I don't think that guy knew you were though...