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New mineral 'kuratite' found in meteorite


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#1    UM-Bot

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 06:26 PM

An entirely new type of mineral has been identified within a meteorite discovered in Buenos Aires.

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The 16. 55kg space rock known as D'Orbigny was first picked up by a farmer plowing his fields in Argentina back in 1979. Originally believed to be an Indian artifact, it took more than two decades for scientists to recognize it as an object that had come from space.

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 07:45 PM

Most interesting, to be sure.


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 08:28 PM

Kinda looks like an alien skull even. :alien:

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 08:47 PM

Perhaps this actually a bit of starship debris and this is the miraculous material that will allow ships to witthstand hyperspace? Probably not......

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 10:47 PM

Is it really a new mineral.. or a newly  discovered  amalgam  of known components ?

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 11:11 PM

View Postlightly, on 23 March 2014 - 10:47 PM, said:

Is it really a new mineral.. or a newly  discovered  amalgam  of known components ?

I think you missunderstand what a mineral is.

A mineral is just a naturally occurring substance that is stable at room temperature and represented by a chemical formula.

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 03:52 PM

Interesting to say the least.  Now I guess we'll try to manufacture this somehow to see if it has ant usable properties


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 06:23 PM

Makes you wonder how this crystal formed. This discovery opens up a whole new set of questions. Good find.


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 06:54 AM

the pic  looks like bbq porkchop


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 08:17 AM

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...In a new study, reported at the 45th Lunar and Planetary Conference in Houston, Texas, scientists led by Dr Shyh-Lung Hwang of the National Dong Hwa University in Hualien, Taiwan, were able to identify the unknown mineral as kuratite.

They must of matched it off their  " List of Unknown Minerals "  chart?





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