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 : Jan 2012, Volume 47, Number 1.
Cover photo : Four frames from a video recording of the Maribo CM fall in Denmark.
Articles and papers in this issue :
* Ionized nitrogen mono-hydride bands are identified in the presolar and carbonado diamond spectra.
* Structure, composition, and location of organic matter in the enstatite chondrite Sahara 97096 (EH3).
* Maribo - a new CM fall from Denmark.
* Geology and impact features of Vargello Dome, southern Brazil.
* Compositional constraints on the genesis of diogenites.
*The effects of disk building on the distribution of refractory materials in the solar nebula.
* Resolution of impact-related microstructures in lunar zircon - a shock deformation mechanism map.
* Chondritic ingredients - Usual suspects and some oddballs in the Leoville CV3 meteorite.
* Memorial - B.M. French