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New mineral discovered inside meteorite

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paperdyer
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Nice find.  If we can find where more of this mineral is, it might be helpful in protecting space ships and satellites from meteors if the material can be compounded in some fashion.  One thing, why can't the scientists name new discoveries with words you can pronounce by just looking at them?  Is this pronounced u-a-kite' or u'-a-kite or uke' ke tite?

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Tatetopa
22 minutes ago, paperdyer said:

Nice find.  If we can find where more of this mineral is, it might be helpful in protecting space ships and satellites from meteors if the material can be compounded in some fashion.  One thing, why can't the scientists name new discoveries with words you can pronounce by just looking at them?  Is this pronounced u-a-kite' or u'-a-kite or uke' ke tite?

Maybe it is easier to say in Russian, could be derived from the region the meteorite was found. Just a guess.

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Brok

Whoever named it deserves a good slap.

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Skulduggery

I, for one, like the name. 

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Bunzilla

Very cool find, makes me wonder just how many more there are to find out there. But... Yeah. The name. 'Ooh-a-kih-tight'? lol. No idea. Any Russians reading that can help clue us in?

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Chaldon
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26 minutes ago, Bunzilla said:

Very cool find, makes me wonder just how many more there are to find out there. But... Yeah. The name. 'Ooh-a-kih-tight'? lol. No idea. Any Russians reading that can help clue us in?

Here's the Russian article about the discovery: https://www.oblgazeta.ru/society/39164/. In Russian it's called "уакитит" and pronounced "uh-ah-kee-teet", but in Russian the most of mineral names end with "-teet" (-тит) while in English it's "-tight", because that ending is of Greek origin (like the most of mineral names themselves). Uakitite was named after the meteorite in which it was first found. The meteorite's name is Uakit (Уакит), after the village in Buryatia near which it was discovered: https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Уакит_(посёлок) The word itself is from the Evenk language meaning "the place of low-hanging smoke".

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cyclopes500
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I thought it was a musical instrument.

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Phone Software fault.

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cyclopes500
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Now everybody's got a crazy notion of their own
Some like to mix up with a crowd, some like to be alone
It's no one else's business as far as I can see
But every time that I go out the people stare at me
With my little uakitite in my hand, of course the people do not understand
Some say why don't you be a scout, why don't you read a book?
But I get lots more pleasure when I'm playing with my uke
Of course I take no notice you can tell
For mother's sound advice will always stand. "My boy do what I say and you'll never go astray. If you keep your uakitite in your hand, yes son
Keep your uakitite in your hand."


While walking down the prom last night as peaceful as can be
When some young girl said "what about a stroll down by the sea?"
She said her name was Jane and that she'd just come for the day
She looked so young and harmless that I couldn't turn away
So with my little uakitite in my hand, I took a stroll with Jane along the sand
We walked along for miles without a single care or frown
But when we reached the sand hills she said "Come on let's sit down."
I felt so shy and bashful sitting there, 'cause the things I said she didn't understand
She said "Your love just turns me dizzy, come along big boy get busy"
But I kept my uakitite in my hand, yes sir, I kept my uakitite in my hand
Made up my mind that I'd get wed some eighteen months ago
I also bought a book about the things you want to know
But just about a week ago I got a awful fright
I had to get dressed quickly in the middle of the night
And with my little uakitite in my hand, I ran along the road for Dr. Brand
It didn't take him long to get his little bag of tools
I held his hat and coat and let him have my book of rules
Out of the bedroom door he looked and smiled
He said, "Come inside and see your wife and child."
My heart it jumped with joy, I could see it was a boy
For he had a uakitite in his hand, oh baby
He had a uakitite in his hand

 

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