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Meteorite contains the oldest material on Earth: 7-billion-year-old stardust

Space Daily Wednesday, 15 January 2020 ()
Meteorite contains the oldest material on Earth: 7-billion-year-old stardustChicago IL (SPX) Jan 14, 2020

Stars have life cycles. They're born when bits of dust and gas floating through space find each other and collapse in on each other and heat up. They burn for millions to billions of years, and then they die. When they die, they pitch the particles that formed in their winds out into space, and those bits of stardust eventually form new stars, along with new planets and moons and meteorites. And
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Scientists found 7-billion-year-old stardust in a meteorite that predates the sun! The grains are so small, hundreds of them would fit into the period at the end of this sentence.

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