The Tagish Lake Meteorite: A Possible Sample from a D-Type Asteroid

  title={The Tagish Lake Meteorite: A Possible Sample from a D-Type Asteroid},
  author={Takahiro Hiroi and Michael. E. Zolensky and Carle M. Pieters},
  pages={2234 - 2236}
A new type of carbonaceous chondrite, the Tagish Lake meteorite, exhibits a reflectance spectrum similar to spectra observed from the D-type asteroids, which are relatively abundant in the outer solar system beyond the main asteroid belt and have been inferred to be more primitive than any known meteorite. Until the Tagish Lake fall, these asteroids had no analog in the meteorite collections. The Tagish Lake meteorite is a carbon-rich (4 to 5 weight %), aqueously altered carbonaceous chondrite… 
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Hildebrand for recovering the Tagish Lake meteorite. We also thank F. Vilas for helpful comments
  • Hildebrand for recovering the Tagish Lake meteorite. We also thank F. Vilas for helpful comments
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