R3.8-5 Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The classification “R3.8-5” refers to an R chondrite meteorite that is a breccia, meaning it consists of components ranging from petrologic type 3 to type 5. R chondrites belong to a group of meteorites that do not fit into the major categories of chondrites, with distinctive characteristics like sub-solar ratios of certain elements and unique mineralogy. Petrologic type 3 indicates abundant chondrules and minimal alteration, while type 5 indicates metamorphism that has transformed minerals and blurred chondrule features in the meteorite.

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