Yamato 984044 Meteorite

Yamato 984044 Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yamato 984044
  • Year Discovered: 1998
  • Approximate Recovery Location: Antarctica
  • Precise Recovery Location: (0.0, 0.0)
  • Mass: 62.16 grams
  • Classification: CM
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yamato 984044 Meteorite

The Yamato 984044 meteorite was discovered in 1998. It was recovered in Antarctica (0.0, 0.0). It has a mass of 62.16 grams.

Yamato 984044 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 984044’s official classification is CM. The “CM” classification refers to a specific type of meteorite known as a carbonaceous chondrite, which falls under the CM group. These meteorites are characterized by their small chondrules, presence of tiny refractory inclusions, a significant amount of fine-grained matrix making up around 70% of their composition, and a high presence of hydrated minerals, suggesting a composition similar to the solar system’s early materials.

The Yamato 984044 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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