Chondrules

   Small spherical particles found in some stony meteorites. Stony meteorites containing Chondrules are called Chondrites.

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  • Allende meteorite — Meteorite Name= Allende Image caption= Allende fragment Image width= 180px Type= Chondrite Class= Carbonaceous chondrite Group= CV3 Structural classification= Composition= 23.85% total iron Shock= S1 Weathering= Country= Mexico Region= Pueblito… …   Wikipedia

  • Inclusions minérales riches en calcium et en aluminium — CAI (taches blanches) dans une météorite chondritique, collection de l American Museum of Natural History Les inclusions minérales riches en calcium et en aluminium ou en anglais calcium aluminium rich inclusion ou Ca Al rich Inclusion (CAI) sont …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Calcium-aluminium-rich inclusion — A calcium aluminium rich inclusion or Ca Al rich inclusion (CAI) is a centimeter sized light colored calcium and aluminium rich inclusion found in carbonaceous chondrite meteorites. CAIs consist of minerals that are among the first solids… …   Wikipedia

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