Q: What is the oldest known material on planet Earth?
A: SEVEN BILLION YEAR OLD STARDUST FOUND IN A METEORITE!
|Scanning electron microscope image of one of the clumps of presolar grains, or stardust. Image via Janaína N. Ávila/ EurekAlert!.|
Well, this is quite THE STORY if you are into all things space.
Read about the discovery made this month in a meteorite that fell in Australia in Sept. 1969.
I own two pieces of Murchison which in all probability have some of this ancient stardust in them. I keep these beautiful charcoal black space rocks under a glass jar because they emit an odor that reminds me of either bourbon or cognac......no doubt caused by the complicated chemistry that exists in their interior.
Sky Guy in VA