achondrite


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a stony meteor lacking chondrules

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About half of the achondrites come from the large asteroid 4 Vesta.
Members of the subclass of stony meteorites known as achondrites are completely devoid of chondrules.
Stones are further subdivided into chondrites and achondrites.
Known as basaltic achondrites, the group accounts for only 6 percent of terrestrial meteorites.
They compared these to meteorite samples, particularly enstatite chondrites and another type called enstatite achondrites.
Spectra of this rock, the third largest asteroid, have revealed that it is the only known parent of a class of meteorites called basaltic achondrites.
Last year he and graduate student Shui Xu turned up the missing links between the large basalt-covered asteroid 4 Vesta and a group of unusual falls called basaltic achondrites.
Ground-based observations indicate that Vesta represents the only known parent of a class of stony meteorites called basaltic achondrites.