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First measurement of the age of cometary material

13/02/2010

First measurement of the age of cometary material

  • Categoría Astronomía
  • Though comets are thought to be some of the oldest, most primitive bodies in the solar system, new research on comet Wild 2 indicates that inner solar system material was transported to the comet-forming region at least 1.7 million years after the formation of the oldest solar system solids.

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