Scientists find ancient stardust on Earth, and it’s even older than our Sun

stardust discovered on earth

Everything you see around you — from the birds flying above to the grass below your feet and even the digital display you're reading this on — is made up of particles that were once floating listlessly in outer space. Over billions of years, a lot of that material formed stars, planets, and eventually life itself, but not all of it. An international team of researchers just published a new study that reveals the discovery of some of that "stardust" right here at home.

The work, which was conducted at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, used samples collected from the upper atmosphere of Earth. In those samples, the researchers found dust particles that are so old they predate the formation of our Solar System itself.

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