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Lunar meteorite DAG 262

Lunar meteorite DAG 262

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30.0 x 42.2 cm ⏐ 11.8 x 16.6 in (300dpi)

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DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption

Lunar meteorite DAG 262 (Dar al Gani 262). This meteorite was originally part of the Moon that was ejected into space by an impact on the Moon's surface. It then partially burnt up in the Earth's atmosphere before reaching the ground. The original 513-gramme meteorite was found at Al Juhfra, in the Libyan Sahara, on 23rd March 1997. Analysis has shown it consists of anorthositic breccia, crystalline impact melt breccia, and glass fragments and spherules. This fragment is roughly 6 centimetres long.

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