posted on Apr, 26 2004 @ 10:15 PM
A chunk of the moon that landed on Earth as a meteorite contains a new mineral, which scientists have named after a researcher who years ago predicted
the unusual process that formed the material.
Grains of the material, made of iron and silicon, were found in pieces of a meteorite that was discovered in Oman on the Saudi peninsula, said
Lawrence A. Taylor of the University of Tennessee, a member of the research team that reported the find.
The process that led to the material's formation on the moon “is much different than anything we can imagine on Earth,” Taylor explained