Yamato 983706 Meteorite

Yamato 983706 Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yamato 983706
  • Year Discovered: 1998
  • Approximate Recovery Location: Antarctica
  • Precise Recovery Location: (0.0, 0.0)
  • Mass: 36.9 grams
  • Classification: H3-6
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yamato 983706 Meteorite

The Yamato 983706 meteorite was discovered in 1998. It was recovered in Antarctica (0.0, 0.0). It has a mass of 36.9 grams.

Yamato 983706 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 983706’s official classification is H3-6. The classification “H3-6” refers to a specific type of meteorite known as an ordinary chondrite from the H group. This meteorite is a mixture, or breccia, of various components that range from type 3 to type 6. Type 3 components have many chondrules and haven’t undergone much change, while type 6 components have experienced significant metamorphism, resulting in the transformation of minerals and the loss of chondrule features without melting.

The Yamato 983706 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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