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Although the evidence is indirect, the infrared spectra of asteroids seem to imply that the dark C asteroids have carbonaceous chondritic surfaces, whereas the five light asteroids look more like ordinary chondrites. See, however, the controversy about the identification of the five asteroids in Wetherill and Chapman (1988). 6 AU (Morrison, 1977). The silicate matrix of chondrites shows that it was made by a moderate compression of fine dust grains of different origins. In spite of their close contact, these often submicrometer-sized grains are chemically unequilibrated.

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