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Lunar Meteorite

Asuka 881757

Asuka Station, Sør Rondane Mountains, Antarctica

 

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Asuka-881757, a coarse-grained mare basalt, is one of the few unbrecciated lunar meteorites.

(photo credit: Yanai, 2003)

 

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Another view of Asuka-881757

(photo credit: Randy Korotev)

 

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Photomicrograph of a thin section of Asuka-881757 showing mainly plagioclase and pyroxene, with a small amount of ilmenite.  The field of view is 9 mm wide.

(photo credit: Yanai, 2003)

 

 

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Lunar Meteorite Compendium

 

Asuka 881757

 

Map: NIPR Location Map

 

References

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Zeigler R. A., Korotev R. L., and Jolliff B. L. (2007) Miller Range 05035 and Meteorite Hills 01210: Two basaltic lunar meteorites, both likely source-crater paired with Asuka 881757 and Yamato 793169 (abstract). Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVIII, abstract no. 2110.

 

 

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Prepared by
: Randy L. Korotev
 
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Washington University in St. Louis

Please don't contact me about the meteorite you think you've found until you read this and this.


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Last revised: 28-June-2017