Yamato 983366 Meteorite

Yamato 983366 Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yamato 983366
  • Year Discovered: 1998
  • Approximate Recovery Location: Antarctica
  • Precise Recovery Location: (0.0, 0.0)
  • Mass: 138.9 grams
  • Classification: Eucrite-unbr
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yamato 983366 Meteorite

The Yamato 983366 meteorite was discovered in 1998. It was recovered in Antarctica (0.0, 0.0). It has a mass of 138.9 grams.

Yamato 983366 is considered a “Valid” meteorite. “Valid” meteorites are typical meteorites with average weathering, while “relict” meteorites are those that have been extremely altered, either due to weathering over time or human intervention.

Yamato 983366’s official classification is Eucrite-unbr. An “Eucrite-unbr” meteorite is a type of achondrite from the eucrite group that is unbrecciated, meaning it hasn’t experienced significant fragmentation or crushing. Eucrites are a common type of basaltic meteorite, and they are associated with asteroid 4 Vesta, along with diogenites and howardites, collectively known as HED meteorites.

The Yamato 983366 meteorite is a “Found” meteorite. Meteorites are classified as “falls” if they were observed falling and recovered, while “finds” are those discovered later, often weathered by longer exposure to Earth’s environment and without a record of being seen as they fell.

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Last Updated: 1/18/24

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