Meteorite thin sections

Petrographic thin sections are slices of rock (in this case, meteorites and impactites) mounted to glass microscope slides and ground and polished to 0.03 to 0.05 mm thick. These can be examined at magnifications of from 1X to 100X to determine what minerals they contain.

Credit: Jeff Barton


Posted 7 months ago with 511 notes
Tagged:meteoritesciencemicroscopypolarized lightcolorastronomyPetrography

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