Yamato 983856 Meteorite

Yamato 983856 Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yamato 983856
  • Year Discovered: 1998
  • Approximate Recovery Location: Antarctica
  • Precise Recovery Location: (0.0, 0.0)
  • Mass: 7.44 grams
  • Classification: LL6
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yamato 983856 Meteorite

The Yamato 983856 meteorite was discovered in 1998. It was recovered in Antarctica (0.0, 0.0). It has a mass of 7.44 grams.

Yamato 983856 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 983856’s official classification is LL6. The classification “LL6” refers to a type of ordinary chondrite meteorite from the LL group that is petrologic type 6. These meteorites are known for their large chondrules and have undergone significant metamorphism, which altered their mineral compositions and blurred the outlines of many chondrules, but they have not experienced melting.

The Yamato 983856 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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