Almahata Sitta Meteorite Thin Section
10x/0.25, A3550UPA CCD 5MP, achondrite, named fall, polarized, scope2, ureilite, zerene stacker

Almahata Sitta Meteorite Thin Section

Almahata Sitta Meteorite Thin Section

Almahata Sitta Meteorite Thin Section

The Almahata Sitta meteorite and its story made the history books in 2008. Before colliding into the atmosphere over North Africa, a sky survey identified an object on a collision course with Earth; astronomers gave this asteroid a temporary name: 8TA9D69. After the bright meteor was seen by observers, meteorite hunters scoured the desert of northern Sudan and found numerous fragments. The recovered meteorite specimens are classified as an anomalous polymict Ureilite-Achondrite. This thin section of Almahata Sitta was taken in cross polarized light.

Almahata Sitta details on Meteorite Studies website

Almahata Sitta and the Search for the Ureilite Parent Body PDF

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NWA 7630 Meteorite Thin Section
4x/0.25, A35140U CCD 14MP, A3550UPA CCD 5MP, dunite, northwest africa, polarized, primitive achondrite, scope2, ureilite, zerene stacker

NWA 7630 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 7630 Meteorite Thin Section

NWA 7630 Meteorite Thin Section

Thin section specimen of NWA 7630 in cross polarized light. Classified as a Dunitic Ureilite.

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