Allende (AMNH 4884)

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      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.

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  • 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