Yamato 983729 Meteorite

Yamato 983729 Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yamato 983729
  • Year Discovered: 1998
  • Approximate Recovery Location: Antarctica
  • Precise Recovery Location: (0.0, 0.0)
  • Mass: 4.04 grams
  • Classification: L-melt breccia
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yamato 983729 Meteorite

The Yamato 983729 meteorite was discovered in 1998. It was recovered in Antarctica (0.0, 0.0). It has a mass of 4.04 grams.

Yamato 983729 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 983729’s official classification is L-melt breccia. The L-melt breccia classification is used for a specific type of meteorite from the L group of ordinary chondrites, which are characterized by a lower iron content and moderate-sized chondrules. This meteorite is a breccia, meaning it is composed of broken fragments, and is unique in that its matrix, the finer material that binds the fragments together, is formed from material that has undergone melting.

The Yamato 983729 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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