[meteorite-list] OLDESTR IGNEOUS METEORITE
From: Sterling K. Webb <sterling_k_webb_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2018 16:11:37 -0500
clues to planet building
"NWA 11119 is the oldest-ever
igneous meteorite recorded at
4.565 billion years... "The age of
this meteorite is the oldest,
igneous meteorite ever recorded,"
said Professor and Director of the
Institute of Meteoritics Carl Agee.
"Not only is this just an extremely
unusual rock type, it's telling us
that not all asteroids look the
same. Some of them look almost
like the crust of the Earth because
they're so light colored and full of
SiO2. These not only exist, but it
occurred during one of the very
first volcanic events to take place
in the solar system."
There's a good picture of
this very odd item in the
Received on Mon 06 Aug 2018 05:11:37 PM PDT