• Exhibition Text

    • Buried by Crystals

      Diogenites are made of molten rock that was trapped beneath Vesta's surface. As a result, they cooled much more slowly than the eucrites, so their crystals had more time to grow.

      This photo of a diogenite is magnified 40 times—exactly the same amount as the eucrite. The eucrite's smaller crystals indicate that it hardened closer to Vesta's surface.

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  • Collection Information


      Fell July 6, 1924 Weld County, Colorado, USA


      AMNH 2494

  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Meteorites

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

      Audience: General