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RE: Dinosaurs in space?
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of
> Me Again
> Well, it's been a while...
> I was surfing the net looking for info on Saturn, and came across
> this article on space.com Couldn't help but let you people look
> at it for kicks...
Actually, although it would take a proportionately more energetic impact to
send Terran fragments into space (because of Earth's larger escape
velocity), there is a VERY VERY good chance of some bits of home are sitting
on the other terrestrial bodies. Of course, statstically the chances are
vastly against any dinosaur-bearing rocks, but chunks of (for example)
Proterozoic or Paleozoic limestone might be pretty darn good.
Stromatolites: Earth's first astronauts!
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Department of Geology Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
University of Maryland College Park Scholars
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-4084 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax (Geol): 301-314-9661 Fax (CPS-ELT): 301-405-0796