120130 - Image of the Month for February

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120130 - Image of the Month for February

Postby Matt Smith » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:40 pm

This month I'm pleased to present a breathtaking 20.46g specimen of the recent Martian shergottite fall Tissint. The fall was observed back in July 2011 in Morocco. After much speculation, the total known mass was agreed to be around of 7kg, although it's likely this has gone up slightly recently. This image was kindly provided by Graham Ensor. Click here to view the image in the Gallery or here for our archive of all previous "Image of the Month" images.
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Re: 120130 - Image of the Month for February

Postby msg-meteorites » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:50 am

Beautiful stone Graham. Love the different fusion crusts, some if it almost looks transparent?

One to be proud of for sure!


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Re: 120130 - Image of the Month for February

Postby Barwellian » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:02 am

Yes indeed....what seems to have been the leading face has a transparent glassy crust....one of the main things that appealed to me when I first saw it....
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