from The Century Dictionary.
- noun See
Pallas ironand meteorite.
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- noun geology A stony-iron
meteoriteembedded with glassy crystals of olivine
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- noun a meteorite composed principally of olivine and metallic iron
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Railway ties were laid callously across the fine pallasite stones; the line cleaved the former nation of Arbath like a whip-mark.
Initial observations indicate that it's not a pallasite or" "
Springwater, Sask.: a 53-kg piece of a pallasite meteorite originally discovered in 1931 was found when a team returned to the fall site.
The Springwater pallasite is about 4.5 billion years old.
Unfortunately, I don't have a meteorite to give away, as I use what few I have for hands-on outreach and education purposes, and my pallasite is just too darn pretty to give away, but I do have a small yin of chaos in my big yang of order.
It's a profound feeling holding a piece of pallasite and trying to comprehend the cosmic forces that would have shaped such a marvelous thing.
The Brenham fall has the rarest of meteorites, a stony-iron mix called a pallasite.
The pallasite fragments of the Brenham meteorite were dug out of the ground and often have significant rust, he noted.
On the way out, I ogled the extremely rare 400-pound pallasite meteorite from the Brenham meteorite field in Kansas (not a good place to put a car lot, by the way), and the hovering replica of NASA's original Manned Maneuvering Unit, which apparently allows astronauts to fly without a tether to the Space Shuttle.