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10 Months ago

Meteorite contains the oldest material on Earth: 7-billion-year-old stardust: The ancient stardust reveals a 'baby boom' in star formation

Scientists have discovered the oldest solid material on Earth: 7-billion-year-old stardust trapped inside a meteorite. This stardust provides evidence for a 'baby boom' of new stars that formed 7 billion years ago, contrary to thinking that star formation happens at a steady, constant rate.

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