Shortcut Navigation:
B.7.2.1. Allende. Look closely A hero

Allende (AMNH 4884)

Allende (AMNH 4884)

  • Exhibition Text

    • Look closely

      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.

      Show more
  • Collection Information


      Fell February 8, 1969

      Chihuahua, Mexico


      AMNH 4884

  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Meteorites

      Keywords: Meteorites, Astrophysics, Chondrites (Meteorites), Astronomy, Astrogeology

      Audience: General

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am-5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
Maps and Directions

Enlighten Your Inbox

Stay informed about Museum news and research, events, and more!