Orgueil main content.

Orgueil

Part of Hall of Meteorites.

B.6.2.1.1. Orgueil hero

Cometary core

Studies suggest the meteorite Orgueil might come from the core of a comet, an object made of ice, dust and rock that orbits the Sun at high speed. Many comets originate in the Kuiper Belt, located in the cold outer fringes of our solar system, beyond the orbit of Neptune.

Studies suggest the meteorite Orgueil might come from the core of a comet, an object made of ice, dust and rock that orbits the Sun at high speed. Many comets originate in the Kuiper Belt, located in the cold outer fringes of our solar system, beyond the orbit of Neptune.