Diogenite-olivine Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The “Diogenite-olivine” classification is given to a specific type of achondrite meteorite within the diogenite group, typically dominated by orthopyroxene but notable for its unusually high content of olivine, a silicate mineral. While diogenites are part of the HED meteorite group, which includes eucrites and howardites and is potentially linked to asteroid 4 Vesta, this particular variant stands out due to its distinct mineral composition, differing from the more common diogenite characteristics.

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