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Meteorite Identification (xkcd, funny)

  1. Aug 22, 2016 #1


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    Today's xkcd:

    Meteorite[/PLAIN] [Broken] Identification

    [Source: http://www.xkcd.com/1723/]

    Clicking on the image gives you a link to an actual flowchart:

    Self-Test Check-List
    {image does not support hot-linking, so I removed direct link to flowchart. Click on source to get there.}
    [Source: http://meteorites.wustl.edu/check-list.htm]

    Note that the node, "Did someone see it fall," "Yes" points to "Not a meteorite." This is not a mistake. Ha! o0) :biggrin:

    [Edit: the actual flowchart image might not display correctly in this thread, but if you click on the xkcd image or the provided source link, you can get to it that way.]
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  3. Aug 22, 2016 #2


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    And there is no "no" answer.
  4. Aug 22, 2016 #3

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    o_O Where at? I don't see an optional 'no' arrow for that question.
  5. Aug 23, 2016 #4


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  6. Aug 23, 2016 #5


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    That's what I meant. From "Did someone see it fall?", there is just an outgoing "yes" answer.
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