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H chondrite

Index H chondrite

The H type ordinary chondrites are the most common type of meteorite, accounting for approximately 40% of all those catalogued, 46% of the ordinary chondrites, and 44% of the chondrites. [1]

23 relations: Bronzite, Chondrite, Fayalite, Glossary of meteoritics, IIE iron meteorite, Iron, Iron–nickel alloy, L chondrite, LL chondrite, Metamorphic rock, Meteorite, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, Near-Earth object, Olivine, Ordinary chondrite, Oxygen, Pyroxene, S-type asteroid, Troilite, Weston meteorite, 3 Juno, 6 Hebe, 7 Iris.


Bronzite is a member of the pyroxene group of minerals, belonging with enstatite and hypersthene to the orthorhombic series of the group.

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Chondrites are stony (non-metallic) meteorites that have not been modified due to melting or differentiation of the parent body.

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Fayalite (Fe2SiO4; commonly abbreviated to Fa), also called iron chrysolite, is the iron-rich end-member of the olivine solid-solution series.

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Glossary of meteoritics

This is a glossary of terms used in meteoritics, the science of meteorites.

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IIE iron meteorite

The iron meteorites of the IIE chemical type are octahedrites of various coarseness, most of which contain numerous inclusions of recrystallized stony silicates.

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Iron is a chemical element with symbol Fe (from ferrum) and atomic number 26.

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Iron–nickel alloy

An iron–nickel alloy or nickel–iron alloy, abbreviated FeNi or NiFe, is a group of alloys consisting primarily of the elements nickel (Ni) and iron (Fe).

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L chondrite

The L type ordinary chondrites are the second most common group of meteorites, accounting for approximately 35% of all those catalogued, and 40% of the ordinary chondrites.

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LL chondrite

The LL chondrites are a group of stony meteorites, the least abundant group of the ordinary chondrites, accounting for about 10–11% of observed ordinary-chondrite falls and 8–9% of all meteorite falls (see meteorite fall statistics).

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Metamorphic rock

Metamorphic rocks arise from the transformation of existing rock types, in a process called metamorphism, which means "change in form".

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A meteorite is a solid piece of debris from an object, such as a comet, asteroid, or meteoroid, that originates in outer space and survives its passage through the atmosphere to reach the surface of a planet or moon.

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Meteoritics & Planetary Science

Meteoritics & Planetary Science is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal that was established in 1953.

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Near-Earth object

A near-Earth object (NEO) is any small Solar System body whose orbit can bring it into proximity with Earth.

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The mineral olivine is a magnesium iron silicate with the formula (Mg2+, Fe2+)2SiO4.

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Ordinary chondrite

The ordinary chondrites (sometimes called the O chondrites) are a class of stony chondritic meteorites.

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Oxygen is a chemical element with symbol O and atomic number 8.

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The pyroxenes (commonly abbreviated to Px) are a group of important rock-forming inosilicate minerals found in many igneous and metamorphic rocks.

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S-type asteroid

S-type asteroids are asteroids with a spectral type that is indicative of a silicaceous (i.e. stony) mineralogical composition, hence the name.

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Troilite is a rare iron sulfide mineral with the simple formula of FeS.

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Weston meteorite

The Weston meteorite is a meteorite which fell to earth above the town of Weston, Connecticut on the morning of December 14, 1807.

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3 Juno

Juno, minor-planet designation 3 Juno in the Minor Planet Center catalogue system, is an asteroid in the asteroid belt.

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6 Hebe

6 Hebe is a large main-belt asteroid, containing around half a percent of the mass of the belt.

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7 Iris

7 Iris is a large main-belt asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H_chondrite

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