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PSU McNair Scholars Online Journal

Article Title

Shock Effects in CML‐0175: The “Wow” Stone

Abstract

Chemical and optical analysis of the unclassified CML-0175 meteorite lead to some undocumented trends in relation to the thermal indicators. Analysis of troilite and iron– nickel metals has shown typical indications for both rapid and slow cooling. These findings suggest that more than one physical process may have been occurring. The results lead to more questions being posed about how we read the thermal indicators of shocked chondrites, and what other processes may have been occurring.

Faculty Mentor: Alex Ruzicka