Researchers discover bizarre ‘Hypatia’ stone is made from material not found in our Solar System

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There's plenty of interesting things to find here on Earth. Archaeologists and paleontologists are constantly discovering relics of the past that nobody ever knew was there, but rarely do scientists realize they've stumbled upon something that doesn't belong on Earth, or even in our own Solar System. That appears to be the case with a small rock discovered way back in 1996. Named the "Hypatia" stone (after a famous scientist), the rock has just revealed its secrets to geologists, and they were shocked by what they found.

The stone itself is tiny, its fragments measuring just centimeters across, but its diminutive size belies its remarkable history. In a new study published in a popular geology journal, researchers reveal that the stone didn't originate here on Earth, and it's likely that the rock predates even the formation of our own sun and the planets in our Solar System.

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Researchers discover bizarre ‘Hypatia’ stone is made from material not found in our Solar System originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 at 11:21:32 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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