Lunar Breccia Nickel-Iron Shock Melting

     

Lunar Breccia Nickel-Iron Shock Melting

This ellipsoidal lunar glass particle contains numerous tiny spheres of nickel-iron. These metallic spheres are meteoric in origin and indicate that the glassy particle was produced by shock melting during a meteoric impact. 

Image Number: WEB13262-2013
Credit: NASA
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