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Allende (AMNH 4884)

Part of Hall of Meteorites.

B.7.2.1. Allende. Look closely A hero

Exhibition Text

Look closely

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.

Collection Information


Fell February 8, 1969

Chihuahua, Mexico


AMNH 4884

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Meteorites

Keywords: Meteorites, Astrophysics, Chondrites (Meteorites), Astronomy, Astrogeology

Audience: General