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    • Variations of a theme

      Not every primitive meteorite contains calcium-aluminum inclusions; some meteorites, like Leoville, have abundant CAIs, whereas others, like Clovis have none. Variations in the abundance of CAIs as well as other meteorite components suggest that the chemical elements may not have been evenly distributed in the early solar nebula.

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  • Collection Information


      Found 1961

      Decatur County, Kansas, USA                                                              


      AMNH 4451

  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Meteorites

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

      Audience: General