• Exhibition Text

    • Banten belongs to a group (carbonaceous chondrites) that may have taken shape relatively far from the Sun. This meteorite does not contain liquid water or solid ice today, but minerals in Banten have water molecules in their crystal structures. Water is a "volatile" compound that boils at relatively low temperatures and was typically not abundant in parent bodies that formed close to the Sun.

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  • Collection Information

    • BANTEN

      Fell May 24, 1933 Java, Indonesia


      AMNH 4892

  • For Educators

    • Topic: Astronomy

      Subtopic: Planets

      Keywords: Astrophysics, Chondrites (Meteorites), Water, Mineralogy, Solar system, Astrogeology

      Audience: General