chondrule chondrule

Definition(s):

  • (n) small granule (of e.g. chrysolite) found in some meteoric rocks

Usage(s):

  • Then he ground the remainder and purified a sample of meteor material until it was free of chondrule fragments.

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  • Cosmochemists Help Solve 135-Year-Old Meteorite Mystery

    Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have provided a solution to a 135-year-old mystery in cosmochemistry, saying chondrules may have formed from high-pressure collisions in the early Solar System. Chondrites are the largest class of meteorites, and scientists have wondered how numerous small, glassy spherules had become embedded within them. British mineralogist Henry ...
    on July 9, 2013     Source: redOrbit

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