E5 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The E5 meteorite classification refers to an enstatite chondrite, a type of meteorite known for its unique chemical composition with less magnesium and silicon compared to solar values, and its formation close to the early Sun, that is classified as petrologic type 5. This indicates the meteorite has undergone significant metamorphism, leading to uniform mineral compositions, the transformation of certain minerals, the development of new minerals, and the blurring of its original chondritic features, yet it hasn’t been placed into a specific subgroup within enstatite chondrites.

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