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ALLENDE

ALLENDE
Carbonaceous Chondrite Type III (CV3)
 
This meteorite fell on February 8, 1969. Allende carbonaceous chondrites are known to contain interstellar grains (star dust). It is believed that these meteorites were formed during an explosion of a supernova/red giant star before the birth of our solar system over 4.6 billion years ago, making them one of the oldest substances known to man.

The weight of this specimen is 81 grams and is about the size of a golf ball.

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ALLENDE
47 grams

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