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Geologists Found a Rock That's 'Older Than Earth' in the Australian Outback

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Geologists Found a Rock That's 'Older Than Earth' in the Australian Outback

Geologists working in Australia have recovered a primordial meteorite that fell to Earth this past November. Using an extensive camera system and some pretty sophisticated math, the researchers recovered the 4.5-billion-year-old rock just moments before heavy rains would have washed it away. The meteorite, which fell to Earth on November 27, 2015, was witnessed by a number of locals in the William Creek and Marree areas. Importantly, the rock’s descent was also tracked by Desert Fireball Network cameras, an array of 32 remote camera observatories stationed across the Australian outback. Using this footage, DFN team members conducted image analysis, triangulation,...

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