Primeval Meteorite’s Magnetic Fields Might Provide Clues on Solar System’s Formation

November 15, 2014 8:35 PM

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Primeval Meteorite’s Magnetic Fields Might Provide Clues on Solar System’s Formation

Arizona State University researchers have recently conducted a series of laboratory examinations into the magnetic fields within the grains of an primeval, 1.5-pound meteorite. The team of researchers revealed that the meteorite, formed about 4.5 billion years ago, might provide clues how the solar system first created.

The study is published in the Science journal on 13th Nov. Roger Fu, the lead author of the study and a graduate student of MIT, working under Benjamin Weiss. Steve Desch is the co-author of the study from Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration.

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