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Drops of fiery rain

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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B. Compound chondrule

Colliding chondrules

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

B.2.2.5 Chainpur A jumble of chondrules


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

B.2.2.6 Bjurböle. A hot topic.JPG


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

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