Lunar Meteorite: Asuka 881757

Asuka 881757 is a “mare basalt” that is so coarse-grained that it is gabbro. Photo credit: Yanai, 2003
Another view of Asuka 881757. Photo credit: Randy Korotev
Photomicrograph of a thin section of Asuka 881757 showing mainly plagioclase (white) and pyroxene (pyroxenes) and a small amount of ilmenite (black). Compare with MIL 05035. The field of view is 9 mm wide. Photo credit: Yanai, 2003

Asuka 881757 (

Asuka Station, Sør Rondane Mountains, Antarctica
Found: 1989 December 20
Mass: 442 g (1 piece)

Lunar (gabbro)

Randy Says…

Asuka 881757 is compositionally and mineralogically similar to Yamato 793169 and MIL 05035. All three were likely launched from the same crater on the Moon, probably along with breccia MET 01210.

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References

Arai T., Takeda H., and Warren P. H. (1996) Four lunar meteorites: Crystallization trends of pyroxenes and spinelsMeteoritics & Planetary Science 31, 877-892.

Arai T., Misawa K., and Kojima H. (2007) Lunar meteorite MIL 05035: mare basalt paired with Asuka-881757Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVIII, abstract no. 1582.

Arai T., Hawke B. R., and Giguere T. A. (2008) Antarctic lunar meteorites from cryptomaria of the MoonLunar and Planetary Science XXXIX, abstract no. 2423.

Arai T. , Hawke B. R., Giguere T. A., Misawa K., Miyamoto M., and Kojima H. (2010) Antarctic lunar meteorites Yamato-793169, Asuka-881757, MIL 05035, and MET 01210 (YAMM): Launch pairing and possible cryptomare originGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74, 2231-2248.

Basilevsky A. T., Neukum G., and Nyquist L. (2010) Lunar meteorites: What they tell us about the spatial and temporal distribution of mare basalts41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, abstract no. 1214.

Calzada-Diaz A., Joy K. H., Crawford I. A., and Nordheim T. A. (2015) Constraining the source regions of lunar meteorites using orbital geochemical dataMeteoritics & Planetary Science 50, 214-228.

Fernandes V. A., Morris A., and Burgess R. (2005) New Ar-Ar Age determinations for the lunar mare basalts Asuka 881757 and Yamato 793169Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVI, abstract no. 1002.

Fernandes V. A., Burgess R., and Morris A. (2009) 40Ar-39Ar age determinations of lunar basalt meteorites Asuka 881757, Yamato 793169, Miller Range 05035, LaPaz Icefield 02205, Northwest Africa 479, and basaltic breccia Elephant Moraine 96008Meteoritics & Planetary Science 44, 805-821.

Fernandes V. A. S. M., Fritz J. P., Wünnemann K., and Hornemann U. (2010) K-Ar ages and shock effects in lunar meteoritesEPSC Abstracts, Vol. 5, EPSC2010-237.

Fritz J. (2012) Impact ejection of lunar meteorites and the age of Giordano BrunoIcarus 221, 1183-1186.

Jolliff B. L., Korotev R. L., and Haskin L. A. (1993) Lunar basaltic meteorites Yamato-793169 and Asuka-881757: Samples of the same low-Ti mare-lava? In Papers Presented to the Eighteenth Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites, 214-217.

Koeberl C., Kurat G., and Brandstätter F. (1993) Gabbroic lunar mare meteorites Asuka-881757 (Asuka-31) and Yamato 793169: Geochemical and mineralogical studyProceedings of the NIPR Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites 6, 14-34.

Korotev R. L. (2005) Lunar geochemistry as told by lunar meteoritesChemie der Erde 65, 297-346.

Korotev R. L. and Zeigler R. A. (2007) Keeping up with the lunar meteoritesLunar and Planetary Science XXXVIII, abstract no. 1340.

Korotev R. L., Jolliff B. L., Zeigler R. A., and Haskin L. A. (2003) Compositional evidence for launch pairing of the YQ and Elephant Moraine lunar meteoritesLunar and Planetary Science 34, abstract no. 1357.

Korotev R. L., Jolliff B. L., Zeigler R. A., and Haskin L. A. (2003) Compositional constraints on the launch pairing of three brecciated lunar meteorites of basaltic compositionAntarctic Meteorite Research 16, 152-175.

Liu Y., Hill E., Patchen A., and Taylor L.A. (2007) New lunar meteorite MIL 05035: Petrography and mineralogyLunar and Planetary Science XXXVIII, abstract no. 2103.

Morris A., Fernandes V., and Burgess R. (2008) Ar-Ar ages for lunar basalt meteorites: A 881757, Y 793169, MIL 05035, LAP 02205, NWA479 and EET 96008. Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 2008, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 72, 12S, A652.

Nishiizumi K. (2003) Exposure histories of lunar meteorites. Evolution of Solar System Materials: A New Perspective from Antarctic Meteorites, 104.

Nishiizumi K., Arnold J. R., Caffee M. W., Finkel R. C., Southon J., and Reedy R. C. (1992) Cosmic ray exposure histories of lunar meteorites Asuka 881757, Yamato 793169, and Calcalong CreekAntarctic Meteorites XVII, 129-132.

Nyquist L. E., Shih C-Y., and Reese Y. D. (2007) Sm-Nd and Rb-Sr ages for MIL 05035: Implications for surface and mantle sourcesLunar and Planetary Science XXXVIII, abstract no. 1702.

Takeda H., Arai T., and Saiki K. (1993) Mineralogical studies of lunar meteorite Yamato-793169, a mare basaltProceedings of the NIPR Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites 6, 1-13.

Thalmann C., Eugster O., Herzog G. F., Klein J., Krähenbühl U., Vogt S., and Xue S. (1996) History of lunar meteorites Queen Alexandra Range 93069, Asuka 881757, and Yamato 793169 based on noble gas isotopic abundances, radionuclide concentrations, and chemical compositionMeteoritics & Planetary Science 31, 857-858.

Torigoye N., Misawa K., and Tatsumoto M. (1992) U-Th-Pb chronology of Yamato 793169 lunar meteorite. Papers Presented to the 17th Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites, 122-124.

Torigoye N., Misawa K., and Tatsumoto M. (1993) A low U/Pb source in the Moon: U-Th-Pb systematics of lunar meteorite Yamato 793169Proceedings of the NIPR Symposium

Arai T., Takeda H., and Warren P. H. (1996) Four lunar meteorites: Crystallization trends of pyroxenes and spinelsMeteoritics & Planetary Science 31, 877-892.

Arai T., Takeda H., and Miyamoto M. (2006) Experimental petrology of ancient lunar mare basalt Asuka-881757: Spinel crystallization as a petrologic indicatorAntarctic Meteorite Research 19, 1-19.

Arai T., Misawa K., and Kojima H. (2007) Lunar meteorite MIL 05035: mare basalt paired with Asuka-881757Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVIII, abstract no. 1582, 38th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

Arai T., Hawke B. R., and Giguere T. A. (2008) Antarctic lunar meteorites from cryptomaria of the MoonLunar and Planetary Science XXXIX, abstract no. 2423, 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

Arai T. , Hawke B. R., Giguere T. A., Misawa K., Miyamoto M., and Kojima H. (2010) Antarctic lunar meteorites Yamato-793169, Asuka-881757, MIL 05035, and MET 01210 (YAMM): Launch pairing and possible cryptomare originGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74, 2231-2248.

Basilevsky A. T., Neukum G., and Nyquist L. (2010) Lunar meteorites: What they tell us about the spatial and temporal distribution of mare basalts41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, abstract no. 1214.

Calzada-Diaz A., Joy K. H., Crawford I. A., and Nordheim T. A. (2015) Constraining the source regions of lunar meteorites using orbital geochemical dataMeteoritics & Planetary Science 50, 214-228.

Fernandes V. A., Morris A., and Burgess R. (2005) New Ar-Ar Age determinations for the lunar mare basalts Asuka 881757 and Yamato 793169Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVI, abstract no. 1002, 36th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

Fernandes V. A., Burgess R., and Morris A. (2009) 40Ar-39Ar age determinations of lunar basalt meteorites Asuka 881757, Yamato 793169, Miller Range 05035, LaPaz Icefield 02205, Northwest Africa 479, and basaltic breccia Elephant Moraine 96008Meteoritics & Planetary Science 44, 805-821.

Fernandes V. A. S. M., Fritz J. P., Wünnemann K., and Hornemann U. (2010) K-Ar ages and shock effects in lunar meteoritesEPSC Abstracts, Vol. 5, EPSC2010-237.

Fritz J. (2012) Impact ejection of lunar meteorites and the age of Giordano BrunoIcarus 221, 1183-1186.

Gyollai I., Gucsik A., Nagy Sz., Fürj J., Bérczi Sz., Szekrényes Zs., and Veres M. (2010) Petrographic and mid-infrared spectroscopy study of shocked feldspar in Asuka-881757 lunar gabbro meteorite sample41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, abstract no. 1602.

Jolliff B. L., Korotev R. L., and Haskin L. A. (1993) Lunar basaltic meteorites Yamato-793169 and Asuka-881757: Samples of the same low-Ti mare-lava? In Papers Presented to the Eighteenth Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites, 214-217.

Joy K. H., Crawford I.A., Anand M., Greenwood R. C., Franch, I. A., Russell S.S. (2008) The petrology and geochemistry of Miller Range 05035: A new lunar gabbroic meteoriteGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 72, 3822-3844.

Kagi H. and Takahashi K. (2008) Relationship between positive Ce anomaly and adsorbed water in Antarctic lunar meteoritesMeteoritics & Planetary Science 33, 1033-1040.

Koeberl C., Kurat G., and Brandstätter F. (1993) Gabbroic lunar mare meteorites Asuka-881757 (Asuka-31) and Yamato 793169: Geochemical and mineralogical studyProceedings of the NIPR Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites 6, 14-34.

Korotev R. L. (2005) Lunar geochemistry as told by lunar meteoritesChemie der Erde 65, 297-346.

Korotev R. L. and Zeigler R. A. (2007) Keeping up with the lunar meteoritesLunar and Planetary Science XXXVIII, abstract no. 1340.

Korotev R. L., Jolliff B. L., Zeigler R. A., and Haskin L. A. (2003) Compositional constraints on the launch pairing of three brecciated lunar meteorites of basaltic compositionAntarctic Meteorite Research 16, 152-175.

Liu Y., Hill E., Patchen A., and Taylor L.A. (2007) New lunar meteorite MIL 05035: Petrography and mineralogyLunar and Planetary Science XXXVIII, abstract no. 2103.

Masuda A. and Takahashi K. (1999) Origin of a lunar meteorite Asuka 881757: REE geochemistryLunar and Planetary Science XXX, abstract no.1338.

Misawa K., Tatsumoto M., and Yanai K. (1992) U-Th-Pb isotopic systematics of lunar meteorite Asuka-31Proceedings of the NIPR Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites 5, 3-22.

Misawa K., Tatsumoto M., Dalrymple G. B., and Yanai K. (1993) An extremely low U/Pb source in the Moon: U-Th-Pb, Sm-Nd, Rb-Sr, and 40Ar/39Ar isotopic systematics and age of lunar meteorite Asuka 881757Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta 57, 4687–4702.

Morris A., Fernandes V., and Burgess R. (2008) Ar-Ar ages for lunar basalt meteorites: A 881757, Y 793169, MIL 05035, LAP 02205, NWA479 and EET 96008. Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 2008, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 72, 12S, A652.

Nagao K. and Miura Y. (1993) Noble gases and 81Kr-terrestrial age of Asuka-881757 lunar meteoriteProceedings of the NIPR Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites 6, 76-87.

Nagy Sz., Gyollai I., Bérczi Sz., Fürj J., and Gucsik A. (2009) Shock metamorphism in lunar meteorites Yamato-86032, Asuka- 881757 and in primitive achondrite Yamato-794046. Antarctic Meteorites XXXII, Papers Presented to the Thirty-second Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites, 47-48.

Nishiizumi K. (2003) Exposure histories of lunar meteorites. Evolution of Solar System Materials: A New Perspective from Antarctic Meteorites, 104.

Nishiizumi K., Arnold J. R., Caffee M. W., Finkel R. C., Southon J., and Reedy R. C. (1992) Cosmic ray exposure histories of lunar meteorites Asuka 881757, Yamato 793169, and Calcalong CreekAntarctic Meteorites XVII, 129-132.

Nyquist L. E., Shih C-Y., and Reese Y. D. (2007) Sm-Nd and Rb-Sr ages for MIL 05035: Implications for surface and mantle sourcesLunar and Planetary Science XXXVIII, abstract no. 1702, 38th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

Oba T. and Kobayashi Y. (2001) The mineral assemblage of symplectites in lunar meteorite Asuka-881757. Antarctic Meteorite Research 14, 21-27.

Thalmann C., Eugster O., Herzog G. F., Klein J., Krähenbühl U., Vogt S., and Xue S. (1996) History of lunar meteorites Queen Alexandra Range 93069, Asuka 881757, and Yamato 793169 based on noble gas isotopic abundances, radionuclide concentrations, and chemical compositionMeteoritics & Planetary Science 31, 857-858.

Warren P. H. and Kallemeyn G. W. (1993) Geochemical investigations of two lunar mare meteorites: Yamato-793169 and Asuka-881757. Proceedings of the NIPR Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites 6, 35-57.

Wolf S. F., Wang M.S., and Lipschutz M. E. (2009) Labile trace elements in basaltic achondrites: Can they distinguish between meteorites from the Moon, Mars, and V-type asteroidsMeteoritics & Planetary Science 44, 891–903.

Yanai K. (1991) Gabbroic meteorite Asuka-31; Preliminary examination of a new type of lunar meteorite in the Japanese collection of Antarctic meteorites. Proceedings of Lunar and Planetary Science, Volume 21, 317-324.

Yanai K. (1993) The Asuka-87 and Asuka-88 collections of Antarctic meteorites: Preliminary examination with brief descriptions of some typical and unique-unusual specimensProceedings of the NIPR Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites 6, 148-170 (2003).

Yanai K., Kojima H., and Naraoka H. (1993) The Asuka-87 and Asuka-88 collections of Antarctic meteorites; Search, discoveries, initial processing, and preliminary identification and classificationProceedings of the NIPR Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites 6, 137-147.

Zeigler R. A., Korotev R. L., and Jolliff B. L. (2007) Miller Range 05035 and Meteorite Hills 01210: Two basaltic lunar meteorites, both likely source-crater paired with Asuka 881757 and Yamato 793169Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVIII, abstract no. 2110.