CM Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The “CM” classification refers to a specific type of meteorite known as a carbonaceous chondrite, which falls under the CM group. These meteorites are characterized by their small chondrules, presence of tiny refractory inclusions, a significant amount of fine-grained matrix making up around 70% of their composition, and a high presence of hydrated minerals, suggesting a composition similar to the solar system’s early materials.

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