SEM of a fibre found on the surface of a meteorite

SEM of a fibre found on the surface of a meteorite

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Credit: DAVID SCHARF/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: False-colour scanning electron micrograph of the surface of the Murcheson meteorite, showing mysterious fibres of unknown origin. The Murcheson meteorite is a carbonaceous chondrite, a rare type of stony meteorite which contains carbon. Some carbonaceous chondrites are believed to have come from the heads of comets. Magnification: x6,800 at 8x10, x 1,200 at 35mm size.

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Keywords: astronomy, carbonaceous chondrite, composition structure, cosmology, fibre, fibre on, murcheson meteorite, on meteorite

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