L3.8-5 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The L3.8-5 meteorite classification describes a specific type of space rock from the L group of ordinary chondrites, which is a composite or breccia containing fragments that show characteristics of varying levels of metamorphism, specifically from petrologic types 3 to 5. This means it has parts that retain abundant, original chondrules with minimal alteration (type 3), and parts that have undergone more extensive metamorphism, leading to more uniform mineral compositions and obscured chondrule structures (type 5).

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