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What you are looking at here is a slice of the Fukang Meteorite. The rare meteorite was discovered in 2000, in the Gobi Desert in China’s Xinjiang Province.  It is a pallasite; a type of iron meteorite, quite rare, made out of large olivine crystals in an iron-nickel matrix. Olivine is a magnesium iron silicate, quite common in our planet’s subsurface, but which weathers fast when exposed to the surface.  Pallasites are extremely rare, even among meteorites (only about 1% of all meteorites are this type) and they are by far the most beautiful. Slices from the Fukang mass, as in this photo, are reminiscent of stained glass windows, crafted in the solar system.  Amazing. -Jean  Photo courtesy of Arizona Meteorite Laboratory For more photos and info see:

holy fukang shit

“It’s funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen.”
A Clockwork Orange (1971) dir. Stanley Kubrick