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The chemical makeup of the meteorite fragments, collectively known as "Almahata Sitta," shows that they belong to a rare class of meteorites called ureilites, which may all have come from the same original parent body.
The meteorites belong to a rare type called ureilites, which contain microscopic diamonds.
According to Rumble’s analysis, 2008 TC3 falls into a category of very rare meteorites called ureilites, all of which may have originally come from the same parent body.
Mike Zolensky of NASA’s Johnson Space Center first pointed out that, as far as ureilites are concerned, his meteorite is unusually rich in pores, with pore walls coated by crystals of the mineral olivine.