• Exhibition Text

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      Ibitira contains thousands of bubbles, or vesicles. These bubbles formed when molten lava flowed onto Vesta's surface, where the sudden drop in pressure caused gases dissolved in the lava to form bubbles-just as bubbles form in soda when a bottle is opened.

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  • Collection Information


      Fell June 30, 1957 Martinho Campos, Minas Gerais, Brazil


      AMNH 4941

  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Meteorites

      Keywords: Meteorites, Astrophysics, Magmas, Astrogeology, Vesta (Asteroid)

      Audience: General