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Achondrites

Achondrites lack chondrules, originate on differentiated planetary bodies (ie planetary bodies with a distinct core and crust), such as asteroids, planets, or moons, and were reformed from molten fragments that were flung into space as the result of another collision.

Because achondrites closely resemble terrestrial rocks to the naked eye, they are less commmonly encountered as finds.

The achondrites include

For detailed information on achondrites and their classification, click here.

Click on the images below to learn about some of the achondrites in the ASU Center for Meteorite Studies collection!

Bishopville

Johnstown meteorite

Peckelsheim diogenite

Ibitira

Cumberland Falls

Aioun al Atrouss

Haverö

Nakhla

Talampaya

Norton County

Camel Donga

NWA 725