Drops of fiery rain
Glassy spheres found in meteorites are frozen pieces of the solar nebula.
Topic: Earth Science
Keywords: Astrogeology, Astrophysics, Chondrites (Meteorites), Chondrules, Nebulae, Solar System--Origin
In the disk of swirling dust and gas from which our solar system formed, chondrules hit other small particles and stuck together.
Dozens of tiny, spherical chondrules jut out from the unpolished surface of the meteorite Chainpur.
To create glass objects, glassblowers work at temperatures of more than 1,000°C (1,800°F).
A single large chondrule protrudes from the surface of Modoc.