Slice of Canyon Diablo meteorite

Slice of Canyon Diablo meteorite

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Credit: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: This slice of Canyon Diablo is 15 centimetres across. Iron meteorites, when sliced open and etched with acid, typically show a distinctive criss-cross pattern known as the Widmanstatten pattern.

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