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The 470 million-year-old meteorite which has proven to be unlike any of the tens of thousands of meteorites found on Earth so far. Picture: Birger Schmitz
Jamie Seidel News Corp Australia Network
SCIENTISTS in Sweden have unearthed a meteorite which doesn’t match anything in their labs. The chemical composition of the tennis-ball sized piece of space rock is positively ‘alien’.
And that’s saying something given some 50,000 meteorites have been found and examined around the Earth.
“This does not resemble anything ... even if we look at the big types that exist today and look at the broad ranges, this one falls completely outside of everything,” says Birger Schmitz of Sweden’s Lund University.
The meteorite was found fossilised in 470 million-year-old limestone rock in a Swedish quarry. They were digging up part of an ancient sea bed to turn into floor tiles.
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