Fast delivery of meteorites to Earth after a major asteroid collision

@article{Heck2004FastDO,
  title={Fast delivery of meteorites to Earth after a major asteroid collision},
  author={P. Heck and B. Schmitz and H. Baur and A. Halliday and R. Wieler},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2004},
  volume={430},
  pages={323-325}
}
  • P. Heck, B. Schmitz, +2 authors R. Wieler
  • Published 2004
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Very large collisions in the asteroid belt could lead temporarily to a substantial increase in the rate of impacts of meteorites on Earth. Orbital simulations predict that fragments from such events may arrive considerably faster than the typical transit times of meteorites falling today, because in some large impacts part of the debris is transferred directly into a resonant orbit with Jupiter. Such an efficient meteorite delivery track, however, has not been verified. Here we report high… CONTINUE READING
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