C4 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The C4 classification refers to a type of meteorite known as a carbonaceous chondrite, characterized by a chemical makeup similar to the sun’s and distinct oxygen isotope properties. This particular meteorite, classified as type 4, has undergone a level of metamorphism that results in uniform olivine composition and a refined matrix structure, with a notable abundance of chondrules and an absence of primary igneous glass within these chondrules.

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