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ExMASS Asteroid 101 Resources

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

Student Guide

PART 1 – METEORITES

Meteorite Types

Stony
     Chondrite
     Achondrite

Stony Iron
     Pallasite
     Mesosiderite

Iron

Concept Maps

PART 2 – ASTEROID FORMATION, PROPERTIES, ORBITS, AND CONNECTIONS TO METEORITES

Permission to distribute these articles has been obtained from “Elements” magazine, published by the Mineralogical Society of America on behalf of the participating Societies. (View Letter)

Required Readings

Asteroid What?
Asteroids: New Challenges, New Targets
Formation and Physical Properties of Asteroids
Establishing Asteroid-Meteorite Links

Optional Readings

Unique, Antique Vesta
Asteroid Itokawa: A Source of Ordinary Chondrites and a Laboratory for Surface Processes

PART 3 – LIGHT CURVES

Light Curve Interactive Game

PART 4 – REFLECTANCE SPECTRA

Reflectance Spectra Tutorial

PART 5 – ASTEROID DATA ANALYSIS

Asteroid 101 Image 1
Asteroid 101 Image 2
Asteroid 101 Image 3


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