Eucrite Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The “Eucrite” classification describes a type of achondrite meteorite belonging to the eucrite group, known for being devoid of chondrules and originating from a body that has undergone differentiation. Eucrites, characterized by their basaltic composition, predominant Fe-rich pyroxene, and Na-poor plagioclase, share significant geochemical similarities and are part of the HED meteorite group, which includes diogenites and howardites, and is potentially linked to asteroid 4 Vesta.

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