MAPS Journal, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, Almahata Sitta, 10/2011


MAPS is the official academic journal of the Meteoritical Society.  The Meteoritical Society is the world's leading body that governs the research and nomenclature of meteorites.  MAPS stands for "Meteoritics and Planetary Science".  In addition to meteorites, MAPS also contains papers on comets and near-Earth objects.  The majority of the contents are scientific papers about meteorites, but some of it is approachable by the advanced layman.  There are also occasional articles and book reviews.  Each journal has a heavy stock cover and is a couple of hundred pages containing a dozen or more papers.  There are charts, diagrams, tables, and photos.  The journal is available by subscription at a price of hundreds of dollars per year.  Meteoritical Society members get these journals with their memberships, and I am offering these surplus copies.

Refer to the photo.  This journal is in crisp, like-new condition with no flaws.

The issue being offered here is : Oct 2011, Volume 46, Number 10.

Cover photo : Synchrotron computed micrograph of micrometeorites.

Articles and papers in this issue :

* Cross sections from 3 to 35 MeV for the reactions (many) - Implications for early irradiation in the solar system.

* The environment of early Mars and the missing carbonates.

* Silicon in iron meteorite metal.

* Metal/sulfide-silicate intergrowth textures in EL3 meteorites - origin by impact melting on the EL parent body..

* Tomography - a window on the role of sulfur in the structure of micrometeorites.

* Numerical modeling of oblique hypervelocity impacts on strong ductile targets.

* Very low strengths of interplanetary meteoroids and small asteroids.

* Magnetism and mineralogy of Almahata Sitta polymict ureilite (asteroid 2008 TC3), implications for the ureilite parent body magnetic field.

* Experimental investigation of shock metamorphic effects in a metapelitic granulite - the importance of shock impedence contrast between components.

* Aqueous alteration of kamacite in CM chondrites.

* Book Reviews - Exoplanets, and A professor, a president, and a meteor.