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New Mineral Found in Comet Dust

by on Jun.12, 2008, under Near Earth, Newsflash

From NASA

NASA researchers and scientists from the United States, Germany and Japan have found a new mineral in material that likely came from a comet.

The mineral, a manganese silicide named Brownleeite, was discovered within an interplanetary dust particle, or IDP, that appears to have originated from comet 26P/Grigg-Skjellerup.

Read more on the NASA site…

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