[meteorite-list] 60X image of NWA 011

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed Aug 18 12:02:05 2004
Message-ID: <200408181602.JAA23584_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

> has there been any new evidence pointing to a mercurian origin for this
> stuff? i thought such origin was definatly rulled out in favor of a
> carbonaceous body origin

There has been speculation that NWA 011 may be from either Mercury or Venus.
But it is just speculation, and it is most than likely to be from an

> http://aaa.wustl.edu/Work/pub_files/northwestafrica011.html

Quoting from the link you just provided:

"The material from which NWA 011 originated may have been like some
 CH or CB chondrites, members of the CR chondrite clan, which are all
 related through oxygen isotopic compositions. The NWA 011 parent body
 is probably of asteroidal origin, possibly the basaltic asteroid
 1459 Magnya."

Ron Baalke
Received on Wed 18 Aug 2004 12:02:00 PM PDT

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