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Allende (AMNH 4328)

Part of Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites.

B.6.2.3. Allende. The outer reaches hero

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The outer reaches

The outer planets—Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune—formed in the coolest part of the early solar nebula, which was rich in volatile gases and ices. The meteorite Allende also contains high levels of volatile elements. It belongs to a group of meteorites (carbonaceous chondrites) that may have formed relatively far