Archaeologists found a black stone in the middle of a field: analysis showed that the thing is older than planet Earth

A group of archaeologists found a strange black stone in the middle of a field. Scientists decided to do a radiocarbon analysis and found they were holding a 4.6 billion year old meteorite. The dating immediately caused a stir among scientists. Now they are arguing about how a meteorite that is 4.54 billion years old could fall to Earth.

A small coal-black rock was presented to the staff of the Organization for Astrophysical Research. Here, its structure has already been studied in more detail: the material of the space stone reminded them of concrete, since the entire meteorite consists of tiny particles and dust. Scientists believe that the stone has never collided with other cosmic bodies.

The stone was definitely “hiding” somewhere beyond Mars. Sean Fowler, an astrophysicist at Loughborough University, told reporters that it was completely incomprehensible how it could have gotten to the then non-existent Earth.

The black stone is unlike any meteorite found on Earth. It consists of carbonaceous chondrite, which means it contains organic material. By organic, scientists mean, among other things, the amino acids that every living thing has.

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Archaeologists found a black stone in the middle of a field: analysis showed that the thing is older than planet Earth
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