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Allende (AMNH 4884)

Part of Hall of Meteorites.

B.7.2.1. Allende. Look closely A hero

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The dark clump in the middle of this fragment of Allende predates the surrounding material. This fragment of a primitive, carbon-rich chondrite was probably floating freely in orbit around the Sun billions of years ago when it encountered the Allende parent body and was incorporated into it.