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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A small pebble discovered in Egypt is challenging current understanding of the solar system. The analysis suggests that the diamond-filled stone has extraterrestrial origins and contains compounds that predate the Sun.

The Hypatia stone was picked up from the Libyan Desert Glass Field and named after the ancient astronomer Hypatia of Alexandria.

Earlier analyses of the stone revealed that it contains micromineral compounds that are not found anywhere on the planet or any known meteorite. The compounds are not even found elsewhere in the solar system.

Now, findings of a new study published in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta found that the alien rock also lacks silicate minerals, which make it more unique from other known materials in the solar system.

The stone also contains minerals that appear to predate the Sun.

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Other findings were also peculiar. Researchers discovered that the pebble has aluminum in its pure metallic form, which rarely, if it ever occurs, in the solar system.

They also discovered silicon carbide, or moissanite and silver iodine phosphide in unexpected forms as well as a compound that is mainly composed of nickel and phosphorus but with no iron, a bizarre mineral composition never seen before on Earth and in other alien materials.

Its features suggest that the Hypatia is composed of unchanged materials that could be older than the Sun, albeit, it is believed to have formed after the solar system's formation.

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Rock on!

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-10 12:08 PM | Reply

Interesting.

Isn't all solar system material extraterrestrial?

#2 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2018-01-10 12:32 PM | Reply

Kryptonite?

#3 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-10 12:42 PM | Reply

So, is this alleged object manufactured? I'd like to know about their dating methods.

As for the site - WOW, do I hate that video script. So inelegant it has to be an intelligence branch.

Also, the video has NOTHING to do with the article, leaving me to question it's existence at the top of the page and insistence at playing and then STREAMING MORE. In a few seconds the page will force that script to re-load which starts video automatically.. again. Quite invasive.

Which is strange considering the article has a comments thread, so I'm in hatelove, but mostly loathe.

The article might be good, I don't know.

#4 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-01-10 12:44 PM | Reply

Totally though this was going to one of those moon smokestack pyramid building superlian being threads.

#5 | Posted by HeuristicGratis at 2018-01-11 05:53 AM | Reply

#5 thought*

#6 | Posted by HeuristicGratis at 2018-01-11 05:53 AM | Reply

#5

I would have bet my life savings this was Helium Rat's doings.

#7 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2018-01-11 11:47 AM | Reply

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