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  • noun Plural form of chondrite.

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  • Recently spacecraft aimed directly at the asteroids, such as NASA's Galileo and probes, helped shed light on this mystery, suggesting that stony meteorites known as chondrites come from similarly rocky,

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  • Many researchers have assumed that before continental crust formed the mantle's chemistry was similar to that of meteorites called chondrites, but that the formation of continents altered its chemistry, causing it to become depleted in the elements, called incompatible elements, that are extracted with the magma when melting occurs in the mantle.

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  • Many researchers have assumed that before continental crust formed the mantle's chemistry was similar to that of meteorites called chondrites, but that the formation of continents altered its chemistry, causing it to become depleted in the elements, called incompatible elements, that are extracted with the magma when melting occurs in the mantle.

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  • Dr Schmidt's study shows that the abundance ratios of HSE in the Earth's crust are much higher than those found in stony meteorites, known as chondrites, which represent the pristine material from the early Solar System.

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  • To date, about 20 iron meteorites and about 20 stony meteorites, called chondrites, have been identified as projectiles of the 175 known impact craters on Earth.

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  • Using primitive meteorites called chondrites as their models, earth and planetary scientists at Washington University in St. Louis have performed outgassing calculations and shown that the early Earth’s atmosphere was a reducing one, chock full of methane, ammonia, hydrogen and water vapor.

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  • Abundant tiny particles of diamond dust exist in sediments dating to 12,900 years ago at six North American sites, adding strong evidence for Earth's impact with a rare swarm of carbon-and-water-rich comets or carbonaceous chondrites, reports a nine-member scientific team.

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  • “Organic particles embedded in minerals in the Orgueil and Ivuna carbonaceous chondrites.”

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  • “Organic particles embedded in minerals in the Orgueil and Ivuna carbonaceous chondrites.”

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  • For example, the asteroid Apophis likely one of those LL chondrites contains enough materials to construct about 125 five-gigawatt solar power satellites at 25,000 tons of steel each, plus Kalpana One style habitats for 100,000 people.

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