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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History


Cut piece of Zagami 6545 with fusion crust
Photo by Penland. Click to zoom.
Catalog Number USNM 6545
Meteorite Type Shergottite
Locality Nigeria
Weight 0.79 g

From the exhibit

A mere 180 million years old, Zagami is a fragment of a Martian lava flow. A giant impact catapulted it into space. The black glass veins in this image (magnified 20 times) are impact melt that carry Martian gases.



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