Thursday, January 11, 2018

The mystery behind the Hypatia rock ..

Real life specimens to actual scale of the Hypatia rock ..
This is a small piece of rock found in the Eastern Egyptian desert by geologists. It is the most important stone ever discovered on planet Earth.

It is older than our solar system, ie more than 4800 million years old. It has large amount of Carbon, less Silicon, still less the metals Aluminum and Iron, all held together by a dough like mix of Poly aromatic compounds.

The rock has been named after the Alexandrian woman geologist and mathematician Hypatia who lived around 355 - 415 AD ..

Can we expect more light to be thrown on ancient earth history and the formation of the solar system ??

George (courtesy Popular Mechanics, Jan 2018)

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