Thin section of rock from the Allende meteorite

Thin section of rock from the Allende meteorite

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Credit: DR IAN STEELE & DR IAN HUTCHESON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Complex texture of white inclusion of Allende meteorite with colours brough out due to electron irradiation. Red-orange grains are spinel (MgAl2O4), purple areas are melilite (Ca2Al2SiO7), light blue areas are plagioclase (CaAl2Si2O8), black areas are pyroxene (Ca(AlTi)2SiO6) and yellow areas are garnet (Ca3Al2Si3O12).

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Keywords: allende meteorite, astronomy, composition structure, cosmology, in meteorite, spinel

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