C2 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The C2 classification is used for a specific kind of meteorite known as a carbonaceous chondrite, which is characterized by a chemical composition similar to the sun and distinct oxygen isotope properties. This type 2 meteorite is notable for having a high content of hydrated minerals and a large amount of fine-grained matrix, with the presence of chondrules and nickel-bearing sulfides, but it has not been placed into any specific subgroup within the carbonaceous chondrites yet.

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