A 4.5 billion year old stone has been found in the Sahara Desert

A 4.5 billion year old stone has been found in the Sahara Desert
Scientists have discovered stones older than Earth's age in the Sahara Desert, Africa. This stone is more than 4.5 billion years old. It is said that this stone is actually part of a meteorite that was pulled out by Earth's gravity as it moved through space. This meteor was already present before the appearance of our planet, that is, Earth. It is not known when this stone fell to the ground.

According to the researchers, this meteorite is called Erg Chech 002 or EC 002. This piece is narrated from the original part of an ancient planet. These stones are known as building blocks. Scientists have claimed that it is the oldest stone ever discovered, which came from the outside world to our earth. This stone also provides a perspective on how planets formed during the early days of our solar system.

This rock was discovered in Arg Checht Dunne, the Sea of ​​Algiers. For this reason, this stone is called Erg Chech. It actually contains many meteorites with a total weight of about 31 kilograms. After discovering this stone, scientists discovered that when the lava of the crust of an ancient planet melted, it turned into a solid.

According to the study, examination of isotopes of magnesium and aluminum showed that this stone turned into a solid material about 4.5 billion years ago. It is the oldest piece of igneous rock ever found. Earlier, a fiery meteor called NWA 11119 was discovered which is about 1.2 million years younger than Erg Chech 002. Earth is said to have formed millions of years after these rocks appeared.

The study was led by Jean-Alex Barratt, Professor of Geochemistry at the University of Western Brittany, France. He stated in a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that EC002 is distinctly different for all asteroid groups. It was also mentioned that no object with spectral properties similar to EC002 has been identified yet.

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