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June 16, 2016
Unknown alien rock found in Swedish quarry
Paris (AFP) June 14, 2016
A morsel of never-before-seen alien rock has been dug up in a limestone quarry in Sweden, where it had lain deeply buried for about 470 million years, scientists said Tuesday. The biscuit-sized remains are unlike any other meteorite found on Earth to date, and may shed light on the history and formation of our Solar System, they reported in the journal Nature Communications. Dubbed Oest 65, it is thought to be a splinter of a potato-shaped rock some 20-30 kilometres (12-19 miles) wide, which had ... read more

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Hexagonal diamond could serve as meteor impact marker
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Meteoritic dust came from stellar explosions older than the sun
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