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Colliding chondrules

Colliding chondrules

  • Exhibition Text

    • In the disk of swirling dust and gas from which our solar system formed, chondrules hit other small particles and stuck together. Sometimes chondrules even ran into one another. These two chondrules from Allende collided more than four billion years ago.

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Astronomy

      Subtopic: Planets

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

      Audience: General

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B.2.2.5 Chainpur A jumble of chondrules


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

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