4x/0.25, calcium-aluminium-rich inclusion, carbonaceous, chondrite, LMScope, Nikon D810, northwest africa, polarized, scope2, surface, zerene stacker

NWA 2364 Meteorite Surface

NWA 2364 Meteorite Surface

NWA 2364 Meteorite Surface – Side A

NWA 2364 Meteorite Surface - Side B

NWA 2364 Meteorite Surface – Side B

The NWA 2364 meteorite contains the oldest known calcium-almuninum-rich inclusions in the Solar System. In other words, there is no “pristine” surviving matter within the sphere of human knowledge which is older than inclusions in this meteorite. Future discoveries may yield even more ancient material, however, until that occurs this remains #1.

The details are blurred due to two factors. The first being the low quality of my reflected light microscope and its optics. The second is due to the long ten second exposure I was required to perform to capture enough light for the images — this resulted in blurring due vibrations from my environment.

NWA 2364 Meteorite Information at Arizona Skies.

Side A

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4x/0.25, A3550UPA CCD 5MP, angrite, named fall, polarized, scope2, surface, zerene stacker

D’Orbigny Meteorite Surface

D'Orbigny Meteorite Surface

D’Orbigny Meteorite Surface

The D’Orbigny Meteorite provides amazing visuals no matter how the specimen is prepared. Whether looking at a thin section or gazing at its surface, the observer will be amazed at the natural beauty of this ancient fragment of the Solar System. The panorama photomicrograph displayed here was taken with a small piece of the D’Orbigny meteorite under cross polarized reflected light. For comparison, see these thin section photomicrographs: D’Orbigny 1 and D’Orbigny 2.

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