Allende (AMNH 4328)
The outer reaches
The outer planets—Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune—formed in the coolest part of the early solar nebula, which was rich in volatile gases and ices. The meteorite Allende also contains high levels of volatile elements. It belongs to a group of meteorites (carbonaceous chondrites) that may have formed relatively far from the Sun. The composition of Allende also matches that of asteroids in the far reaches of the asteroid belt.
Fell February 8, 1969 Chihuahua, Mexico
Keywords: Asteroid belt, Astrophysics, Chondrites (Meteorites), Solar system, Astrogeology