Allende (AMNH 4328)

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    • 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.

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  • Collection Information


      Fell February 8, 1969 Chihuahua, Mexico


      AMNH 4328

  • For Educators

    • Topic: Astronomy

      Subtopic: Planets

      Keywords: Asteroid belt, Astrophysics, Chondrites (Meteorites), Solar system, Astrogeology

      Audience: General