stony meteorite

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Meteorite type consisting mainly of rock-forming silicates (olivine, pyroxene, and plagioclase) with some nickel–iron; more than 90% of meteorites seen to fall are of this type. Stony meteorites are referred to as chondrites or achondrites, depending on the presence or absence of chondrules.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics — Earth Sciences and Geography.

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