Yamato 984028 Meteorite

Yamato 984028 Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yamato 984028
  • Year Discovered: 1998
  • Approximate Recovery Location: Antarctica
  • Precise Recovery Location:
  • Mass: 12.342 grams
  • Classification: Martian (shergottite)
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yamato 984028 Meteorite

The Yamato 984028 meteorite was discovered in 1998. It was recovered in Antarctica . It has a mass of 12.342 grams.

Yamato 984028 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 984028’s official classification is Martian (shergottite). A “Martian (shergottite)” meteorite is a type of meteorite that originated from Mars and belongs to the shergottite category. These meteorites are composed of basaltic to lherzolitic igneous rocks and are named after the Shergotty meteorite that fell in India in 1865.

The Yamato 984028 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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