Howardite Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The classification “Howardite” refers to a type of stony meteorite known as an achondrite, which lacks chondrules and is believed to have originated from a differentiated parent body. Howardites, in particular, are a common type of achondrite that are thought to be mixtures of eucrites and diogenites, and they often contain minerals like pyroxene and plagioclase, with some of them being rich in solar-wind noble gases, indicating that they may be regolith breccias possibly originating from the asteroid 4 Vesta.

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