Meteorite found in Egypt, came from outside of our solar system
The “Hypatia” meteorite, found in Egypt in 1996, contains mineral compounds that are not found in the solar system.
This conclusion was reached by scientists from the University of Johannesburg in South Africa, the results of their research is published by Science Alert.
“Most of” Hypatia “is like a badly mixed cake dough … Meteorite contains a large number of very specific carbon compounds, which are called polyaromatic hydrocarbons.
They are the main component of interstellar dust that existed before the formation of our solar system, “says one of the authors of the study, Jan Kramers.
Scientists note that the analysis of mineral grains-impregnations revealed the presence in Hypatia of pure metallic aluminum. This substance is found in the solar system in insignificant quantities under specific conditions, for example, in the vents of volcanoes.
According to scientists, “Hypatia” was formed before the formation of the solar system. Researchers believe that the body appeared at a temperature below -196 degrees Celsius.
Probably, the meteorite flew to Earth from the Kuiper belt, which is 40 times farther from the Sun than our planet.