Chondrites

Some articles on chondrites, chondrite:

Meteorite Types - Terminology
... For chondrites, groups may be divided into subgroups where there are features that distinguish certain meteorites from the others in the group, but it is thought that all ... In turn, groups or clans that appear to be loosely related are often referred to as chondrite classes (e.g ... carbonaceous chondrites, enstatite chondrites, and ordinary chondrites) ...
Meteorite Types - Traditional Classification Scheme - Rubin Classification
... Rubin (2000) classification scheme Meteorite Catalog Rubin 2000 Chondrites Carbonaceous chondrites CI CM CR CO CV CK CH Ungrouped Ordinary chondrites H L LL HH Rumuruti chondrites R Kakangari chondrites K Enstatite ...
Carbonaceous Chondrite - Composition and Classification
... Carbonaceous chondrites are grouped according to distinctive compositions thought to reflect the type of parent body from which they originated ... Several groups of carbonaceous chondrites, notably the CM and CI groups, contain high percentages (3% to 22%) of water, as well as organic compounds ... Other groups of C chondrites, e.g ...
Enstatite Chondrite
... Enstatite chondrites (also known as E-type chondrites) are a rare form of meteorite thought to comprise only about 2% of the chondrites that fall on Earth ... Only about 200 E-Type chondrites are currently known ...
Murchison Meteorite - Classification and Composition
... The meteorite belongs to the CM group of carbonaceous chondrites (see meteorite classification) ... Like most CM chondrites, Murchison is petrologic type 2, which means that it experienced extensive alteration by water-rich fluids on its parent body before falling to Earth ... CM chondrites, together with the CI group, are rich in carbon and are among the most chemically primitive meteorites ...