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Oldest ‘space dust’ on Earth found!!!

Oldest ‘space dust’ on Earth found!!!

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KOGOSHIMA, Japan, May 17 (UPI) — A Japanese geologist says he’s discovered the oldest known bits of micrometeorites — space dust — to have fallen on the Earth, 240 million years ago.

Tetsuji Onoue of Kagoshima University was studying a form of microcrystalline quartz from Ajiro Island off the southern coast of Honshu, Japan, when he made the discovery, PhysOrg.com reported Tuesday.

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