4x/0.25, chondrite, LMScope, named fall, Nikon D810, ordinary chondrite, polarized, scope2, zerene stacker

Aba Panu Meteorite Thin Section

Aba Panu Meteorite Thin Section

Aba Panu Meteorite Thin Section

The Aba Panu Meteorite thin section in cross polarized light. Check back later for animated gif comparing the original fragment as seen here: Aba Panu Meteorite Surface image.

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4x/0.25, carbonaceous, chondrite, CO, LMScope, named fall, Nikon D810, polarized, scope2, zerene stacker

Kainsaz Meteorite Thin Section

Kainsaz Meteorite Thin Section

Kainsaz Meteorite Thin Section

The Kainsaz Meteorite is the largest CO type with a total recovered weight of 200kg. It was witnessed to fall in Tartarstan on September 13, 1937. For an excellent view of the strew field, visit Woreczko Meteorites’ information page.

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4x/0.25, calcium-aluminium-rich inclusion, carbonaceous, chondrite, CO, LMScope, named fall, Nikon D810, polarized, scope2, zerene stacker

Moss Meteorite Thin Section

Moss Meteorite Thin Section

Moss Meteorite Thin Section

Of all the classes of meteorites I have photographed, the one with the most out-of-this-world features is the CV class of meteorites. Every time I look at one in thin section I am just stunned at how exotic the material appears. But, in close second I would say is the CO class of meteorites. And the Moss meteorite is a perfect example. The thin section appears to have a wonderful intricate structure, with tiny inclusions and CAIs scattered among a bizarre black matrix. On second thought I may come back to this slide for a panoramic plane visible light image. There is a STRESS (Spatio temporal retinex-like envelope stochastic sampling gray-scale from GIMP) album in the gallery which I think shows many features that are faint and appear blacked-out by the matrix. The STRESS method has been used in astrophotography papers to reveal details hidden to the human eye in typical image files and I think it can be helpful here too.

Moss Information at Meteorite Studies
Nice cross polarized pictures at Meteorite Times

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