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Researchers Jan Kramers and Georgy Belyanin found mineral compounds unlike anything on Earth, or in known meteorites or comets, in these fragments from the Hypatia stone, which was picked up in southwest Egypt in the Libyan Desert Glass Field. | Dr. Mario di Martino, INAF Astrophysics Observatory of Torino
Astrophysics

Mysterious Hypatia Stone Compounds Are Not Found Anywhere in Our Solar System

Found in Egypt in 1996, the stone contains pre-solar grains that could indicate it originated outside of our solar system.

Published On 01/23/2018
5:59 PM EST