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When picturing a meteorite, we generally think of it as something that’s jagged with a rough texture. Reddit user Isai76, however, recently shared something unexpected - a polished meteorite! In addition to the photo, fellow Redditor fewthe3rd explained what makes this polished piece so special. It’s technically a pallasitic meteorite, and the green-yellow transparent minerals are called olivine, which composes most of the upper mantle of the Earth. The metallic parts are an iron-nickel…

It’s technically a pallasitic meteorite, and the green-yellow transparent minerals are called olivine, which composes most of the upper mantle of the Earth. The metallic parts are an iron-nickel alloy.

Meteorite Picture of the Day from Tucson Meteorites

Meteorite Picture of the Day from Tucson Meteorites

Sarychev volcano (Russia’s Kuril Islands, northeast of Japan) - The plume has hit a layer of air with moisture in it. It’s raised by the plume causing a reduction in pressure (its now higher). That causes the moisture to form a cloud.

Here’s a striking view of Sarychev Volcano in Kuril Islands of Japan going through its early stage of eruption, taken from the orbit of the International Space Station in June For more info on this picture, head over to NASA’s Earth Observatory!

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