CO3.8 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The CO3.8 classification refers to a specific type of meteorite within the carbonaceous chondrites, belonging to the CO (Ornans) group, which is known for its composition that closely matches the sun’s and distinct oxygen isotope characteristics. This meteorite is identified as petrologic type 3, indicating an early stage of metamorphism, characterized by an abundance of small chondrules, a low degree of water alteration, and minerals that are beginning to adjust chemically but have not yet reached full equilibrium.

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