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Johnstown

Johnstown

Diogenites are chemically related to eucrites and probably came from Vesta, too. They formed underground when pyroxene crystals solidified and sank in magma. Impacts excavated and broke up layers of the crystals, ultimately blasting these fragments into space.

Olivenza

Olivenza

The regular, shallow depressions on some meteorites are called regmaglypts. The elongated ones on Olivenza probably parallel the direction of air flow during the meteorite's flight.

Success

Success

The thin, dark streaks cutting across Success are melted rock called shock veins.


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