Meteorite's Magnetic Fields Reveal Secrets Of Solar System's Birth

November 15, 2014 12:16 AM

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Laboratory measurements of magnetic fields trapped in grains of a primitive meteorite provided insight into how our solar system evolved.

The findings point to shock waves traveling through a cloud of dust around the newborn Sun as a major contributor to the formation of the solar system that gave birth to our home planet, Arizona State University reported. The researchers report the findings are "astounded and unprecedented."

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