H/L5 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The H/L5 meteorite classification denotes a type of stony meteorite that falls within the ordinary chondrite category and could belong to either the high-iron (H) or low-iron (L) group, specifically identified as petrologic type 5. These meteorites are characterized by their composition and the degree of metamorphism they have undergone, which homogenizes mineral compositions and alters the original structures within the meteorite, blurring the chondrules (small, spherical structures) they contain.

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