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Mon Jan 13, 2020, 07:19 PM

Oldest material on Earth discovered

Source: BBC

Scientists analysing a meteorite have discovered the oldest material known to exist on Earth.

They found dust grains within the space rock - which fell to Earth in the 1960s - that are as much as 7.5 billion years old.

The oldest of the dust grains were formed in stars that roared to life long before our Solar System was born.

A team of researchers has described the result in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51099609



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The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 13 #1
jpak Jan 13 #2
ret5hd Jan 13 #3
blugbox Jan 14 #10
EndlessWire Jan 14 #13
Judi Lynn Jan 13 #4
Maeve Jan 13 #5
warmfeet Jan 13 #6
NCProgressive Jan 13 #7
Southern Blueneck Jan 13 #8
Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 13 #9
brooklynite Jan 14 #11
whistler162 Jan 14 #12

Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 07:20 PM

1. Not the unidentifiable crud in the containers at the back of my fridge, then?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 07:23 PM

2. Eeewwww!!!1111

Is it bioluminescent?

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Response to jpak (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 07:25 PM

3. Probably more like the black fog on "Lost".

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:26 AM

10. I like that the crud in the back of your fridge

is older than the fridge itself haha

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 06:27 PM

13. LOL! n/t

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 07:54 PM

5. Officially older than dirt, huh? Cool!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 08:07 PM

6. K and R.

As Carl Sagan said "we are star stuff."

Finally, I can declare, I am a star.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 09:48 PM

7. Exciting discovery

Science is always wonderful and illuminating.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 10:30 PM

8. You mean. . .

 



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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 10:31 PM

9. Vibranium??! nt

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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:45 AM

11. Get thee behind me SATAN!!!

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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 05:01 PM

12. So not a McDonalds hamburger!

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