ROCKS  FROM  OUTER  SPACE

&  IMPACT  EVENTS

 

Wolf Meteorite Crater, western Australia.

(Photo of poster on public display at FMNH, Chicago, Illinois, USA).

 


 

PLANETARY  METEORITES

 

    LUNAITES                      SHERGOTTITE

 (Moon rocks)                      (Martian rock)

 


 

IRON  METEORITES

 

OCTAHEDRITE

 

HEXAHEDRITE

 

ATAXITE

 


 

CHONDRITE  METEORITES

 

ORDINARY  CHONDRITES

 

CARBONACEOUS  CHONDRITES

 

BENCUBBINITE

 


 

ACHONDRITE  METEORITES

 

ACAPULCOITE                 EUCRITE

                                                (rock from Vesta)

 

UREILITE                   BRACHINITE

                                         (rock from Nenetta)

 

ANGRITE                   AUBRITE

                                   (rock from Eger)

 


 

STONY-IRON  METEORITES

 

PALLASITE                                  MESOSIDERITE

 


 

IMPACT  ROCKS

 

            TEKTITES                             K-T  BOUNDARY  CLAY

(impact splash glasses)                       (impact fallout layer)

 

IMPACT  BRECCIAS                   IMPACTITES      

 

          KOFELSITE                    "PSEUDOTACHYLITE"

(impactite or frictionite)                                                        

                                                SHATTERCONES

 


 

EXTRASOLAR  ROCKS  &  MINERALS

 

 CARBONADO DIAMONDITE

 (apparently a supernova-generated rock)

 

Info. and photos of microrocks & mineral micrograins from other stars (= pre-solar IDPs, or interstellar dust particles)

 


 

Meteoritical Bulletin (Info. & meteorite database assembled by the International Society for Meteoritics and Planetary Science)

 


 

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