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what does distilled and sludge mean in the sentence?

We might think of chondrites as samples of distilled Sun, a sort of solar sludge from which only gases have been removed.

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    "Distilled" means "purified" or "broken down to the most essential parts." So it is saying that chondrites are like pieces of the Sun without any of the unimportant parts.

    "Sludge" usually means a thick, liquid waste. I assume chondrites are a plasma material that the Sun gives off?

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