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Tektites

Tektites

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MICHAEL CLUTSON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MICHAEL CLUTSON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Tektites. These silica-rich glass objects are believed to have formed as ejecta from a meteorite impact on silicate-rich rocks. Most tektites exhibit splash shapes up to five centimetres long, indicative of rapid cooling and solidification during flight. These tektites are from Southeast Asia.

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