Thin section of the Ibitira Meteorite viewed in cross polarized light. The numerous vesicles distinguish this meteorite and it has been noted that Ibitira probably represents a sample from a distinct parent body, i.e. not 4 Vesta.
John Kashuba created a spectacular set of micro vision images of Ibitira at Meteorite Times. Read further scientific details at Meteorite Studies.
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