Yamato 984086 Meteorite

Yamato 984086 Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yamato 984086
  • Year Discovered: 1998
  • Approximate Recovery Location: Antarctica
  • Precise Recovery Location: (0.0, 0.0)
  • Mass: 38.67 grams
  • Classification: Diogenite
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yamato 984086 Meteorite

The Yamato 984086 meteorite was discovered in 1998. It was recovered in Antarctica (0.0, 0.0). It has a mass of 38.67 grams.

Yamato 984086 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 984086’s official classification is Diogenite. The “Diogenite” classification applies to a type of achondrite meteorite, part of the diogenite group, which is characterized by a lack of chondrules and a composition primarily composed of orthopyroxene. These meteorites, known for specific geochemical signatures like oxygen isotopic ratios, are closely associated with eucrites and howardites, forming the HED group that is potentially linked to asteroid 4 Vesta.

The Yamato 984086 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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