An unusual porous, cryptocrystalline forsterite chondrule in Murchison

1Michael Zolensky,2Tomoki Nakamura,3James Martinez,2Yuma Enokido
Meteoritics & Planetary Science (in Press) Link to Article [https://doi.org/10.1111/maps.13606]
1Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, 77058 USA
2Laboratory for Early Solar System Evolution, Division of Earth and Planetary Materials Science, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, 980‐8578 Japan
3JETS, Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, 77058 USA
Published by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons

We describe a fragmented cryptocrystalline chondrule consisting solely of forsterite (Fo98) in the Murchison CM2 chondrite, with a peculiar porous texture of enigmatic origin.

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