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4.5 billion years old Fukang Meteorite

billion years old Fukang Meteorite

Macro enlargement of a piece of meteorite. Photographs of the colourful interiors of meteorites. The space rocks are usually known for their dull exterior, but scientist Jeff Barton has shown the dazzling world beneath the grey surface. He has photographed hundreds of 4.5 billion-year-old meteorites by using a standard SLR camera and a powerful microscope to zoom in on fragments of the rocks.

They may look like stained-glass windows but these dazzling images reveal the kaleidoscope of colours found inside METEORITES thought to date back 4.5 billion years

They may look like stained-glass windows but these dazzling images reveal the kaleidoscope of colours found inside METEORITES thought to date back billion years

When picturing a meteorite, we generally think of it as something that’s jagged with a rough texture. Reddit user Isai76, however, recently shared something unexpected - a polished meteorite! In addition to the photo, fellow Redditor fewthe3rd explained what makes this polished piece so special. It’s technically a pallasitic meteorite, and the green-yellow transparent minerals are called olivine, which composes most of the upper mantle of the Earth. The metallic parts are an iron-nickel…

It’s technically a pallasitic meteorite, and the green-yellow transparent minerals are called olivine, which composes most of the upper mantle of the Earth. The metallic parts are an iron-nickel alloy.

The rare Fukang Meteorite looks more like a transparent mosaic than a chunk of rock from outer space.

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Amazing/Rare/Weird Pictures When Sunlight Passes Through, This Rare Meteorite, Known As Fukang Meteorite, Becomes Absolutely Beautiful

The pallasites are a class of stony–iron meteorite.     Have an interesting rock in your possession and want to see if it’s out of this w...

Pallasite Meteorite Cube It consists of centimeter-sized olivine crystals of peridot quality in an iron-nickel matrix. Visit Amazing Geologist for.

Main Masses of Bjurböle, Marjalahti, and Hvittis meteorites. Now in the collection of Luonnontieteellinen Keskusmuseo, Geologinen Museo in Helsinki - #meteorite #meteorites #Finland #Europe #Scandinavia #space #Bjurböle #Marjalahti #Hvittis #geology #museum

Main Masses of Bjurböle, Marjalahti, and Hvittis meteorites. Now in the collection of Luonnontieteellinen Keskusmuseo, Geologinen Museo in Helsinki -

The Springwater meteorite is a pallasite, stony iron meteorite, found in 1931 near the town of Springwater, located about 100 miles west of Saskatoon, in Saskatchewan, Canada.

The Springwater meteorite is a pallasite (stony iron meteorite), found in 1931 near the town of Springwater, located about 100 miles west of Saskatoon, in Saskatchewan, Light shows off the honeycomb effect.

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This handsome display contains a genuine sample of the Chelyabinsk meteorite and a piece of window glass shattered by the meteorite's shockwave.  Asking price is $35.  See this link for photos and details.  Use coupon code "pinterest" at checkout for 20% OFF.  :)

Chelyabinsk Impact Display, Meteorite Sample and Shockwave Glass Artifact

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