posted on Dec, 15 2013 @ 10:15 AM
A rare meteorite that shortly after the birth of the solar system was formed, was more than a century unnoticed seated in a Dutch private collection.
The meteorite has an
estimated age of about 4.6 billion years and this cosmic fragment was rediscovered by a Dutch amateur astronomer when he examined the collection last
On October 27, 1873, the meteorite fell in the village Diepenveen where two witnesses dug up the still warm rock and gave it to a local schoolmaster.
Until 2009 the meteorite was part of the school collection. This meteorite is a very rare, rigid carbon-rich type known as a CM carbonaceous
chondrite, the same kind in 2012 in central California came down which eventually led to a hunt for the meteorite.
Source : www.cynosura.nl...