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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A stone of meteoric origin characterized by chondrules and consisting of some of the oldest solid material in the solar system.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fossil marine plant of the Chalk and other formations: so called from its resemblance to the existing Chondrus crispus, or Irish moss.
  • noun A common class of meteoric stones, characterized by large numbers of rather minute spherical crystalline grains. See meteorite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Min.) A meteoric stone characterized by the presence of chondrules.

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  • noun A meteorite consisting of rock containing chondrules

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a rock of meteoric origin containing chondrules

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  • The meteorite is called a chondrite, a group that includes

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  • About 60 different minerals that form the most primitive minerals in what are called chondrite meteorites.

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  • About 60 different minerals that form the most primitive minerals in what are called chondrite meteorites.

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  • Even though the West meteorite, as it is being called, is a chondrite, which is the most common type of stony meteorite, Stimpson said he is thrilled to have it because it's something new for his museum.

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  • About 60 different minerals that form the most primitive minerals in what are called chondrite meteorites.

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  • About 60 different minerals that form the most primitive minerals in what are called chondrite meteorites.

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  • The asteroid appears to be a massive carbonaceous chondrite.

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  • The mineralogy in the dust itself that we kicked up corresponds to what was seen by M Cubed instrument, and also what we see in chondrite asteroids.

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  • Apophis is fairly well characterized and has a very close approach on 13-Apr-2029, although it may not be an LL chondrite after all, and may therefore have a different albedo, diameter (currently 270m), and mass (currently 27 Mt - million tons).

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  • Of course, a common carbonaceous chondrite might contain 25% nickel-iron mostly in the form of metal grains, 10% or more water, and several percent carbon plus everything else needed for life in space.

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