Yamato 984045 Meteorite

Yamato 984045 Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yamato 984045
  • Year Discovered: 1998
  • Approximate Recovery Location: Antarctica
  • Precise Recovery Location: (0.0, 0.0)
  • Mass: 15.21 grams
  • Classification: L3
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yamato 984045 Meteorite

The Yamato 984045 meteorite was discovered in 1998. It was recovered in Antarctica (0.0, 0.0). It has a mass of 15.21 grams.

Yamato 984045 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 984045’s official classification is L3. Meteorites classified as “L3” are ordinary chondrites from the L group that exhibit characteristics of petrologic type 3 chondrites. These meteorites are known for having abundant chondrules, low levels of aqueous alteration, and mineral compositions that are not fully equilibrated. Some of the low-Ca pyroxene grains may have monoclinic structures and display polysynthetic twinning, and they may belong to different subtypes within the type 3 category based on their degree of metamorphism.

The Yamato 984045 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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