Fusion crust Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The classification “Fusion crust” refers to a specific piece that has separated from a meteorite, which was originally the outer layer formed during its passage through Earth’s atmosphere. This fusion crust is created when the meteorite’s exterior melts due to the intense heat generated by atmospheric entry, resulting in a distinct, often glassy or charred surface layer that can become detached from the main body of the meteorite.

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