Yamato 983885 Meteorite

Yamato 983885 Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yamato 983885
  • Year Discovered: 1999
  • Approximate Recovery Location: Antarctica
  • Precise Recovery Location: (-71.56283, 36.00517)
  • Mass: 289.71 grams
  • Classification: Lunar (anorth)
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yamato 983885 Meteorite

The Yamato 983885 meteorite was discovered in 1999. It was recovered in Antarctica (-71.56283, 36.00517). It has a mass of 289.71 grams.

Yamato 983885 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 983885’s official classification is Lunar (anorth). The classification “Lunar (anorth)” indicates that it’s a lunar meteorite primarily composed of anorthosite, which is a type of rock commonly found on the lunar surface. Lunar meteorites are rocks that originated from the Moon and reached Earth through meteorite impacts on the Moon’s surface.

The Yamato 983885 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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