Lava from another planet

  • Exhibition Text

    • This is the Camel Donga stony meteorite, which is made of basalt. Meteorites like this were once solidified from magma, or molten rock, which can only form on planets over 2,000 kilometers across. They have been dated to within a few million years of the solar system’s formation. 

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Astronomy

      Subtopic: Planets

      Keywords: Meteorites, Astronomy, Solar System--Origin, Basalt, Magmas

      Audience: General