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Carbonaceous chondrite meteorite. Barred olivine in a chondrule of chondrite meteorite NWA 2180, found in Morocco in 2002. Chondritic meteorites are among the oldest known materials in the solar system (4.6 billion years). Light microscopy image of 30-µm thin section acquired in crossed polars mode with a red tint plate.