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Ibitira contains thousands of bubbles, or vesicles. These bubbles formed when molten lava flowed onto Vesta's surface, where the sudden drop in pressure caused gases dissolved in the lava to form bubbles-just as bubbles form in soda when a bottle is opened.

Collection Information


Fell June 30, 1957 Martinho Campos, Minas Gerais, Brazil


AMNH 4941

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