Yamato 983742 Meteorite

Yamato 983742 Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yamato 983742
  • Year Discovered: 1998
  • Approximate Recovery Location: Antarctica
  • Precise Recovery Location: (0.0, 0.0)
  • Mass: 9.56 grams
  • Classification: LL
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yamato 983742 Meteorite

The Yamato 983742 meteorite was discovered in 1998. It was recovered in Antarctica (0.0, 0.0). It has a mass of 9.56 grams.

Yamato 983742 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 983742’s official classification is LL. The classification “LL” refers to ordinary chondrite meteorites from the LL group, but it doesn’t specify the exact petrologic type within that group. These meteorites are characterized by their low iron and metal content, relatively large chondrules, and unique oxygen isotope compositions that differ from other ordinary chondrites.

The Yamato 983742 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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