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You can't get that here!

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Author: Graeme
Date: 2018-01-11 18:16:00
Blog: Geology in the West Country
URL: http://geologywestcountry.blogspot.com/2018/01/you-cant-get-that-here.html

Summary:

Hypatia Stone - Somewhat Unusual! A stone found in the deserts of Egypt and named after the first female astronomer has a composition unlike anything seen on Earth - no silicates, tiny diamonds, metallic aluminium, silicon carbide and a nickel phosphorus compound. You can read about it HERE. The original paper abstract can be found HERE. It probably formed in a very cold environment, from materials that predate the Sun. But was the original meteorite formed after the Sun? So lots of unknowns and opportunity for speculation!

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