Yamato 983408 Meteorite

Yamato 983408 Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yamato 983408
  • Year Discovered: 1998
  • Approximate Recovery Location: Antarctica
  • Precise Recovery Location: (0.0, 0.0)
  • Mass: 15.6 grams
  • Classification: H-melt breccia
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yamato 983408 Meteorite

The Yamato 983408 meteorite was discovered in 1998. It was recovered in Antarctica (0.0, 0.0). It has a mass of 15.6 grams.

Yamato 983408 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 983408’s official classification is H-melt breccia. The H-melt breccia classification refers to a type of meteorite that originates from the high-iron H group of ordinary chondrites and is characterized by a structure where fragments (breccia) are embedded in a matrix formed from melted material. This group of meteorites is known for its composition that includes small chondrules, a higher iron content, and oxygen isotope ratios that align more closely with those found on Earth, compared to other ordinary chondrites.

The Yamato 983408 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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