Yamato 983388 Meteorite

Yamato 983388 Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yamato 983388
  • Year Discovered: 1998
  • Approximate Recovery Location: Antarctica
  • Precise Recovery Location: (0.0, 0.0)
  • Mass: 5.36 grams
  • Classification: H/L6
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yamato 983388 Meteorite

The Yamato 983388 meteorite was discovered in 1998. It was recovered in Antarctica (0.0, 0.0). It has a mass of 5.36 grams.

Yamato 983388 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 983388’s official classification is H/L6. The H/L6 meteorite classification describes a group of ordinary chondrites that could either belong to the high-iron (H) or low-iron (L) groups and are categorized as petrologic type 6. These meteorites have undergone extensive metamorphic processes, leading to the uniformity of their mineral compositions and the significant alteration of their original chondrule structures, without experiencing actual melting.

The Yamato 983388 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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