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Water-Bearing Salt Crystals Come From Dawn Of Solar System, UK Researchers Report In Science

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June 9, 2000
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Brine-pocketed salt crystals within the "Zag" meteorite may be among the oldest materials found in the solar system, a U.K. research team has found. This surprisingly old age could spur scientists to speed up the prevailing scenario of the solar system's evolution, and opens the possibility that hospitable conditions for life might have arisen earlier than previously thought.

Washington D.C. -- Brine-pocketed salt crystals within the "Zag" meteorite may be among the oldest materials found in the solar system, a U.K. research team has found. This surprisingly old age could spur scientists to speed up the prevailing scenario of the solar system's evolution, and opens the possibility that hospitable conditions for life might have arisen earlier than previously thought. The researchers report their findings in the 9 June issue of Science.


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