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    • Pulverized rock

      The force of an impact between planetesimals was often strong enough to pulverize rock. The meteorites Paragould and Naryilco (right) illustrate two such events. In each, the dark portions of the meteorites are tiny pieces of the same rock that were shattered and heated by impact.

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Astronomy

      Subtopic: Planets

      Keywords: Meteorites, Astronomy, Planets--Origin, Astrogeology, Collisions (Astrophysics)

      Audience: General