Yamato 984041 Meteorite

Yamato 984041 Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yamato 984041
  • Year Discovered: 1998
  • Approximate Recovery Location: Antarctica
  • Precise Recovery Location: (0.0, 0.0)
  • Mass: 9.03 grams
  • Classification: H4-6
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yamato 984041 Meteorite

The Yamato 984041 meteorite was discovered in 1998. It was recovered in Antarctica (0.0, 0.0). It has a mass of 9.03 grams.

Yamato 984041 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 984041’s official classification is H4-6. The classification “H4-6” represents an ordinary chondrite meteorite from the H group that is a breccia composed of components ranging from petrologic type 4 to type 6. These meteorites are part of a major class of chondrites with distinctive characteristics, including abundant chondrules and varying degrees of metamorphism that have altered the mineral composition and structure of the rock. Studying these meteorites helps scientists understand the processes that shaped materials in the early solar system and provides insights into the history of our cosmic neighborhood.

The Yamato 984041 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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