Allende (AMNH 4884)
The dark clump in the middle of this fragment of Allende predates the surrounding material. This fragment of a primitive, carbon-rich chondrite was probably floating freely in orbit around the Sun billions of years ago when it encountered the Allende parent body and was incorporated into it.
Fell February 8, 1969
Topic: Earth Science
Keywords: Meteorites, Astrophysics, Chondrites (Meteorites), Astronomy, Astrogeology