Achondrite meteorite

Achondrite meteorite

. A photomicrograph of the achondrite meteorite that fell near Juvinas, France on 15 June 1821. It contains basalt, resulting from the melting and separation of material inside an asteroidal-sized parent body. The section shown here is 0.0032 meters across. (Courtesy of Martin Prinz, American Museum of Natural History.)

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