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A CYNICAL LOOK AT THE DAILY GRIND

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

ROCK ON (AND ON)


A recent study on the meteorite that plunged into a Canadian lake in 2000 says: 1 percent is made up of materials that may be more than 4.5 billion years old (yes, that's billion, with a B).

That's older than the sun, according to Science magazine.

The big rock also contained some of the most important ingredients for life, such as amino acids. Scientists have long speculated that the organic matter on Earth originally was delivered by meteorite and comet impacts.

Kind of validates the saying "older than dirt," don't ya think?

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It tends to make me think of Our Creator and just how fleeting our lives on this planet are.

Wed Dec 27, 02:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

or how small we are.

Wed Dec 27, 08:33:00 AM  
Blogger margaret said...

Makes you wonder (not too long though...) what else will fall from the sky. Hopefully not space junk...there's a lot out there, from what I understand.

Wed Dec 27, 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

I always dreamed of being a rock star...

Wed Dec 27, 02:46:00 PM  

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