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A meteorite older than Earth shows evidence of ancient volcanism on a long-gone protoplanet

5 Sep 2019, 13:00 UTC
A meteorite older than Earth shows evidence of ancient volcanism on a long-gone protoplanet UNM Institute of Meteoritics

Sometimes, descriptions can be too simplistic. For example: Meteorites are bits of asteroids that fall to Earth.

While true, that's not the whole story. There are many kinds of asteroids; some are metallic, consisting of mostly iron and nickel, while others are "stony," being more like rock.

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