Tuesday, March 14, 2006

High-temperature Minerals Found in Wild 2

NASA reported that it found high-temperature minerals from the samples taken from comet Wild 2. The presence of such minerals in the samples, brought back by the Stardust spacecraft, suggests that the material ejected by the early sun have traveled to the outer regions of the Solar System. Among the minerals found are olivine and other calcium, aluminum and titanium-rich compounds.

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