H4-6 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The classification “H4-6” represents an ordinary chondrite meteorite from the H group that is a breccia composed of components ranging from petrologic type 4 to type 6. These meteorites are part of a major class of chondrites with distinctive characteristics, including abundant chondrules and varying degrees of metamorphism that have altered the mineral composition and structure of the rock. Studying these meteorites helps scientists understand the processes that shaped materials in the early solar system and provides insights into the history of our cosmic neighborhood.

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