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Stardust older than the Earth and sun found in Australian meteorite

13 Jan 2020, 20:00 UTC
Stardust older than the Earth and sun found in Australian meteorite Nasa/W Sparks/R Sahai/PA

Stardust that formed more than 5bn years ago, long before the birth of the Earth and the sun, has been discovered in a meteorite that crashed down in Australia, making it the oldest known solid material on the planet.

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