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  • n. Plural form of chondrule.

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Examples

  • The chondrules were the one remaining shred of evidence that categorically supported NASA's claim that this was indeed a meteorite.

    Deception Point

  • Tiny crystals from the Wild 2 comet, captured by NASA's Stardust mission, resemble fragments of the molten mineral droplets called chondrules, shown above, found in primitive meteorites.

    Scientific Blogging

  • Spherical pebbles, called chondrules, found in ancient meteorites that fell to

    Universe Today

  • Spherical pebbles, called chondrules, found in ancient meteorites that fell to Earth are also thought to have been crystallized by shock waves in our solar system's young planet-forming disk.

    News and Features - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

  • The chondrules were the one remaining shred of evidence that categorically supported NASA’s claim that this was indeed a meteorite.

    Deception Point

  • The shapes of the mineral grains in them indicate that chondrules were once molten droplets floating freely in space.

    New Notions of Earth's Origins Needed, Says Geochemist

  • Given the fact that chondritic meteorites -- meteorites containing chondrules -- have a similar chemical make-up to that of our Sun, it has been taken as a given that we can figure out what the solar nebula was made of, as the Earth coalesced into being from out of it.

    New Notions of Earth's Origins Needed, Says Geochemist

  • Most chondrules are 0.5 to 2 millimeters in size and are composed of olivine and pyroxene, with smaller amounts of glass and iron-nickle metal.

    New Notions of Earth's Origins Needed, Says Geochemist

  • Besides, what do marine geologists know about chondrules?

    Deception Point

  • “You said chondrules are caused by rapid heating and cooling events in space, right?”

    Deception Point

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