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Rocky surfaces

Part of Hall of Meteorites.

C.2.2. Rocky surfaces hero

Exhibition Text

As newly formed planets melt, rocky material rises toward the surface, forming a mantle and crust.

For Educators

Topic: Astronomy

Subtopic: Planets

Keywords: Astrophysics, Planets--Origin, Rocks, Astrogeology, Planets--Geology

Audience: General

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