[meteorite-list] A most amazing "stretch" tektite

From: meteorites_at_space.com <meteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:44:43 2004
Message-ID: <20010325200321.22197.cpmta_at_c000.snv.cp.net>

>From Thailand this tektite is most unusual.


It was a dumbell that in its molten state and rapidly spinning stretched and lost its other half. The first photo shows the splayed edge to the left, and the bright area on the left edge, and almost in the center of that edge is a "web" effect, sort of like the web of skin between the fingers. And the left surface is smooth whereas the original surface that was not stretched is the typical tektite surface.

The other side shows the stretching very well with the stretched surface looking like taffy (to the left) and the original surface on the surviving portion of the dumbell.


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