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A slice of "NWA 2999". Note the similarity to a terrestrial basalt.
|Compositional type||Stony meteorite|
|Parent body||Possibly 289 Nenetta, 3819 Robinson or Mercury|
|Total known specimens||12|
By comparing the reflectance spectra of the angrites to that of several main belt asteroids, two potential parent bodies have been identified: 289 Nenetta and 3819 Robinson. Other scientists have suggested that angrites could represent ejecta from Mercury.
There are currently 12 meteorites classified as angrites. The type specimen, the Angra dos Reis meteorite, was an observed fall in 1869 and at 1.5 kilograms (3.3 lb) is the fourth heaviest angrite. The three largest are D'Orbigny (16.55 kilograms (36.5 lb)), "Sahara 99555" (2.71 kilograms (6.0 lb)) and "NWA 4931" with 2.14 kilograms (4.7 lb).
- "Meteoriticial Society Database". Meteoritical Society. Retrieved 2 January 2013.