Sahara Space Rock Challenges Early Solar System Assumptions
21 January 2024
A remarkable discovery has been made in the Sahara Desert—a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite. This space rock is challenging long-held assumptions about the early solar system. Scientists have determined that the Sahara meteorite contains unique minerals that were not previously thought to exist during the formation of the solar system. The findings suggest that the early solar system was more complex and diverse than previously imagined. This discovery provides valuable insights into the processes that shaped our solar system and deepens our understanding of the origins of celestial bodies.