Science in a Minute 011520 Scientists Find Oldest Material on Earth

January 15, 2020 02:55 PM
Science in a Minute 011520 Scientists Discover Material Older Than the Sun
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Scientists in Chicago discovered the oldest solid material, ever found on Earth, trapped inside a meteorite that fell in Australia 50 years ago. The ancient material are actually microscopic fragments of stars that died billions of years ago. The scientists found that the material ranges in age from 2.6 to 7 billion years old.