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Mukundpura CM2

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  • January 19, 2021
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Mukundpura CM2

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Sci & Tech

In news 

  • A new study by Geological Survey of India, Kolkata has shed light on the mineralogy of the meteorite which fell in 2017 in Mukundpura village near Jaipur.

Key takeaways 

  • The meteorite named Mukundpura CM2 was classified to be a carbonaceous chondrite. 
  • The composition of carbonaceous chondrites is also similar to the Sun.
  • This is a type of stony meteorite, considered the most primitive meteorite and a remnant of the first solid bodies to accumulate in the solar system.
  • Meteorites are broadly classified into three groups – stony (silicate-rich), iron (Fe–Ni alloy), and stony-iron (mixed silicate–iron alloy). 
  • Chondrites are silicate-droplet-bearing meteorites, and this Mukundpura chondrite is the fifth carbonaceous meteorite known to fall in India.
  • The results of the Mukundpura CM2 study are relevant to the surface composition of near-Earth asteroids Ryugu and Bennu.

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