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Meteorite As Old As Earth Can Tell Us How Solar System Formed


A meteorite the size of a fist that came crashing onto a roof in the Netherlands earlier this year is as old as the Earth itself, Dutch scientists are saying. This means the meteorite could tell us a lot about how our planet and our solar system formed.

“We do not have rocks of this age on Earth,” geologist Leo Kriegsman said in a video from Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden. “We can learn from it what happened in the very beginning of the solar system: When you had sort of a stellar cloud that collapsed, when minerals started to form, when planetoids started to form for the very first time. So it gives us information on what happened at the very beginning when the Earth was formed.”

The space rock was filmed coming down in a streak through the air and then went through a roof in the Dutch village Broek in Waterland, which is near Amsterdam, on Jan. 11. According to Kriegsman, it is about 4.5 billion years old — around the same age as the Earth — and probably came loose from the asteroid belt, a ring of rocks between Mars and Jupiter.

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Happy Holiday! (Woman Holding Flowers) by The Paper Depository

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<br><b>Holiday:</b> International Workers' Day (May 1)

Artist: A. I. Schmidstein Published: 1963

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