If a meteor falls in the ocean?
Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:07 PM
Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:35 PM
Edit - Sorry, meant to add that it would really depend on what kind of coverage they've got for infrasound detectors. IMS has a bunch of stations around the world, and there are of course others.
Here is the IMS map (I think).
And of course there are other ways to detect the meteors.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:37 PM
Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:50 PM
The problem then becomes retrieving the meteorite from the bottom (possibly miles down) and transporting it to the surface. And therein lies the devil in this scenario. While accomplishing this feat would not be impossible with current technologies and engineering, it would be cost-prohibitive. It is far cheaper to retrieve them from dry land as they fall, and they are less altered/damaged than a meteorite recovered from a body of water.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:09 PM