Widmanstatten Pattern

Widmanstatten Pattern

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Credit: JOHN R. FOSTER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: A close up view of an iron-nickel meteorite. The metal has been etched with acid to show the unique crystal structure. This special crystal structure called Widmanstatten pattern which only forms slowly in zero gravity. This pattern is seen only in iron meteorites.

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Keywords: crystal structure, iron, iron meteorite, iron nickel meteorite, iron-nickel, iron-nickel meteorite, meteor, meteorite, nickel, nickel-iron crystals, octahedrite iron meteorites, thomson structures, widmanstatten, widmanstatten figures

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