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Image of the month:
Figure 2b, from Morrison and Hazen: A polished slab of the Esquel pallasite
(1091 g; 8 cm maximum diameter), a stony-iron meteorite, with kamacite (silver
in reflected light) and forsteritic olivine (yellow in transmitted light).