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Murchison (AMNH 4378)

Part of Hall of Meteorites.

B.3.2.3. Murchinson. Look closely hero

Exhibition Text

Look closely

The tiny white calcium-aluminum inclusions, or CAIs, in Murchison are exceptionally small—much smaller than the CAIs found in meteorites like Allende. Scientists have not determined why the size of CAIs can vary so much from meteorite to meteorite.

Collection Information


September 28, 1969

Victoria, Australia


AMNH 4378

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Meteorites

Keywords: Astrophysics, Chondrites (Meteorites), Astrogeology

Audience: General