Tektite from meteorite impact

Tektite from meteorite impact

R305/0245 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 36.1MB

Downloadable file size: 3.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Tektite from meteorite impact. Tektites are glassy rocks formed under the immense heat and pressure of a meteorite impact. The material is ejected from the impact site and cools and solidifies as it passes through the air or impacts water or the ground. This accounts for the various shapes and forms of tektites, such as the drop-shaped sample seen here. This tektite is of a type known as Australasite, named after the original type found in Australia, and was found near Guang Dang, China. It measures 5.3 by 2.5 centimetres in size.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1, asia, asian, australasite, china, chinese, cut out, cut-out, drop, drop-shaped, droplet, droplet-shaped, earth science, geological, geology, glass, glassy, guang dang, impactite, liquid, mineral, mineralogical, mineralogy, molten rock, one, planetary science, rock, sample, shape, shaped, silicate, single, solidified, tektite

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.