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Inside the meteorite were found 2 minerals that have never been found on Earth before

Two minerals never before seen on Earth have been found inside a massive meteorite in Somalia. They may hold important clues about how asteroids form.

Two completely new minerals were found inside a single 2.5-ounce (70-gram) piece taken from the 16.5-ton (15 metric tons) El Ali meteorite, which was discovered in 2020. Scientists named the mineral elalite in honor meteor and elkinstontanite after Lindy Elkins-Tanton, director of the Interplanetary Initiative at Arizona State University and principal investigator of future NASA Psychic’s missionwhich will send a probe to explore the mineral-rich Psyche asteroid for evidence of how our Solar systemplanets formed.

https://www.space.com/two-new-minerals-found-inside-meteorite Inside the meteorite were found 2 minerals that have never been found on Earth before

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