- Meteorite Type: Carbonaceous chondrite, CV3
- Total Weight: 12.2 grams
- Approximate Measurements: 29 mm x 23 mm x 12 mm
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A kaleidoscope of chondrules! The colorful, rounded grains clearly visible in NWA 7454 are chondrules that formed in the solar nebula 4.6 billion years ago, as our solar system was being built. These tiny glass spheres hold within them a key to understanding how the rocky bodies of the solar system — including our very own home planet Earth — were born.