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L chondrite

Index 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. [1]

23 relations: Asteroid belt, Chondrite, Chromite, Fayalite, Feldspar, Flora family, Glossary of meteoritics, H chondrite, Hypersthene, Iron–nickel alloy, LL chondrite, Meteorite, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, Olivine, Ordinary chondrite, Ordovician meteor event, Phosphate, Pyroxene, Radiometric dating, S-type asteroid, Troilite, 433 Eros, 8 Flora.

Asteroid belt

The asteroid belt is the circumstellar disc in the Solar System located roughly between the orbits of the planets Mars and Jupiter.

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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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Chromite is an iron chromium oxide: FeCr2O4.

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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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Feldspars (KAlSi3O8 – NaAlSi3O8 – CaAl2Si2O8) are a group of rock-forming tectosilicate minerals that make up about 41% of the Earth's continental crust by weight.

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Flora family

The Flora or Florian '''family''' of asteroids is a large grouping of S-type asteroids in the inner main belt, whose origin and properties are relatively poorly understood at present.

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Glossary of meteoritics

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

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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.

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Hypersthene is a common rock-forming inosilicate mineral belonging to the group of orthorhombic pyroxenes.

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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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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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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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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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Ordovician meteor event

The Ordovician meteor event was a dramatic increase in the rate at which L chondrite meteorites fell to Earth during the Middle Ordovician period, about 467.5 million years ago.

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A phosphate is chemical derivative of phosphoric acid.

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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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Radiometric dating

Radiometric dating or radioactive dating is a technique used to date materials such as rocks or carbon, in which trace radioactive impurities were selectively incorporated when they were formed.

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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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433 Eros

433 Eros, provisional designation, is a stony and elongated asteroid of the Amor group and the first discovered and second-largest near-Earth object with a mean-diameter of approximately 16.8 kilometers.

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8 Flora

8 Flora is a large, bright main-belt asteroid.

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

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