A Chondrule in the Chainpur Meteorite

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Science  20 Aug 1965:
Vol. 149, Issue 3686, pp. 856-860
DOI: 10.1126/science.149.3686.856


The occurrence of glass as a major constituent in a chondrule from the Chainpur meteorite provides evidence that the chondrules formed by rapid cooling of liquid droplets. The virtual absence of nickel in the silicates suggests that it segregated into the metal phase in the molten stage, prior to crystallization of the silicates.