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New mineral 'kuratite' found in meteorite

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

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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Most interesting, to be sure.

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Posted (edited)

Kinda looks like an alien skull even. :alien:

Edited for stupid typo.

Edited by Glacknor

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

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

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the pic looks like bbq porkchop

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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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