Drops of fiery rain

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    • Glassy spheres found in meteorites are frozen pieces of the solar nebula.

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Meteorites

      Keywords: Astrophysics, Chondrites (Meteorites), Solar System--Origin, Nebulae, Astrogeology, Chondrules

      Audience: General

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Colliding chondrules

Colliding chondrules

In the disk of swirling dust and gas from which our solar system formed, chondrules hit other small particles and stuck together.

Chainpur

Chainpur

Dozens of tiny, spherical chondrules jut out from the unpolished surface of the meteorite Chainpur.

Bjurböle

Bjurböle

To create glass objects, glassblowers work at temperatures of more than 1,000°C (1,800°F).