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Fraser
2011-Apr-05, 11:10 PM
Itís a brand new mineral, and itís from space. Researchers taking a new look at an old meteorite with a high-tech electron microscope have found a new mineral, now called Wassonite, in a space rock found in Anarctica back in 1969, the Yamato 691 enstatite chondrite. The meteorite likely originated from the Asteroid Belt between [...]

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KaiYeves
2011-Apr-05, 11:24 PM
Cool! (And not just because of the Antarctic connection.)

marsbug
2011-Apr-05, 11:27 PM
Most cool. At least 7.8 on my personal Fonzie scale. This is why I love the subject! :) :) :)