Radar-Enabled Recovery of the Sutter’s Mill Meteorite, a Carbonaceous Chondrite Regolith Breccia

  title={Radar-Enabled Recovery of the Sutter’s Mill Meteorite, a Carbonaceous Chondrite Regolith Breccia},
  author={Peter Jenniskens and Marc D. Fries and Qing-zhu Yin and Michael. E. Zolensky and Alexander N. Krot and Scott A. Sandford and Derek W. G. Sears and Robert Beauford and Denton S. Ebel and Jon M. Friedrich and Kazuhide Nagashima and Joshua Wimpenny and Akane Yamakawa and Kunihiko Nishiizumi and Yasunori Hamajima and Marc W. Caffee and Kees C. Welten and Matthias Laubenstein and Andrew M. Davis and Steven B. Simon and Philipp R. Heck and Edward D. Young and Issaku E. Kohl and Mark H. Thiemens and Morgan H. Nunn and Takashi Mikouchi and Kenji Hagiya and Kazumasa Ohsumi and Thomas A. Cahill and Jonathan A. Lawton and David E. Barnes and Andrew Steele and Pierre Rochette and Kenneth Lee Verosub and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Gattacceca and George Cooper and Daniel P. Glavin and Aaron S. Burton and Jason P. Dworkin and Jamie E. Elsila and Sandra Pizzarello and Ryan C. Ogliore and P Schmitt-Kopplin and Mourad Harir and Norbert Hertkorn and Alexander Verchovsky and Monica M. Grady and Keisuke Nagao and Ryuji Okazaki and H. Takechi and Takahiro Hiroi and Kent Smith and Elizabeth A. Silber and Peter G. Brown and Jim Albers and D. Klotz and Mike Hankey and Robert Matson and Jeffrey Fries and Richard J. Walker and Igor S. Puchtel and Cin-Ty A. Lee and Monica Erdman and Gary R. Eppich and S. M. Roeske and Z{\'e}limir Gabelica and Michael Lerche and Michel Nuevo and Beverly E. Girten and Simon Peter Worden},
  pages={1583 - 1587}
The Meteor That Fell to Earth In April 2012, a meteor was witnessed over the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. Jenniskens et al. (p. 1583) used a combination of photographic and video images of the fireball coupled with Doppler weather radar images to facilitate the rapid recovery of meteorite fragments. A comprehensive analysis of some of these fragments shows that the Sutter's Mill meteorite represents a new type of carbonaceous chondrite, a rare and primitive class of meteorites that… 

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    Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
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