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Hadley Rille meteorite

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Type  Chondrite
Clan  EH-EL
Country  Earth's Moon
Class  Enstatite chondrite
Group  EH
Region  Hadley Rille
Hadley Rille meteorite

The Hadley Rille meteorite was a meteorite discovered on the Moon at coordinates 26° 26' 0" N, 3° 39' 20" E, during the Apollo 15 mission in 1971. It was the second meteorite to be discovered on a solar system body other than the Earth. The first was the Bench Crater meteorite, discovered in 1969.

Characteristics

Within the soil sample 15602,29 collected near Hadley Rille was found an object in the 1–2 millimetres (0.039–0.079 in) size. The Hadley Rille meteorite massed about 3 milligrams (0.046 gr) and contained enstatite, kamacite, niningerite, silica, schreibersite, troilite, albite, and daubréelite. It is classed as an enstatite chondrite (EH) by the Meteoritical Society.

References

Hadley Rille meteorite Wikipedia


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