Yamato 983460 Meteorite

Yamato 983460 Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yamato 983460
  • Year Discovered: 1998
  • Approximate Recovery Location: Antarctica
  • Precise Recovery Location: (0.0, 0.0)
  • Mass: 4.88 grams
  • Classification: LL5
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yamato 983460 Meteorite

The Yamato 983460 meteorite was discovered in 1998. It was recovered in Antarctica (0.0, 0.0). It has a mass of 4.88 grams.

Yamato 983460 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 983460’s official classification is LL5. The classification “LL5” refers to a type of ordinary chondrite meteorite from the LL group, specifically belonging to petrologic type 5. These meteorites are part of a major class of space rocks characterized by their chondrules, distinctive mineral compositions, and evidence of metamorphism that has altered the appearance of certain minerals.

The Yamato 983460 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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