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4.5-Billion-Year-Old Meteorite Yields New Mineral

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posted on May, 9 2011 @ 03:25 PM

The meteorite containing krotite is called NWA 1934 CV3 carbonaceous chondrite. Chondrites are primitive meteorites that scientists think were remnants shed from the original building blocks of planets. Most meteorites found on Earth fit into this group.

The mineral, a compound of calcium, aluminum and oxygen, needs temperatures of 2,732 degrees F (1,500 degrees C) to form, supporting the idea that it was created as the solar nebula condensed and the planets, including Earth, were formed, the researchers say.

The tiny mineral sample – just 0.2 inches (4 millimeters) long – came from a grain in the meteorite dubbed "cracked egg" for its appearance. In addition to krotite, the cracked egg grain contains at least eight other minerals, one of which is new to science, the researchers say.

Oooohh... very timely...

Just in time for the so-called alien invasion to bear its head upon us and for us to miraculously create new energy weapons out of said compound..

Very interesting find though.. things like this always tend to remind you of films like Predator where alien tech contains materials unknown to us..

Don't you just wish you were the captain of a space going mining vessel bringing back millions of tons of the stuff.

In all seriousness, I kinda hope we are able to do something really spectacular with this new find.

posted on May, 9 2011 @ 03:29 PM
This is really cool! If they can find more of this mineral I'm sure they will find some practicable use for it.

posted on May, 9 2011 @ 03:45 PM
more on this here:

posted on May, 10 2011 @ 08:08 PM
reply to post by Extralien

First to flag. Also nice find, very cool information.

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