H4-5 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The classification “H4-5” refers to an ordinary chondrite meteorite from the H group that is a breccia composed of both type 4 and type 5 components. These meteorites are characterized by abundant chondrules and have undergone different levels of metamorphism, which altered the mineral composition, including the transformation of low-Ca pyroxene to orthopyroxene in type 5 components. Studying these meteorites provides insights into the history and processes that shaped materials in the early solar system.

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