Watch | 4.5 million years old meteorite

Published on Jan 11, 2016 07:06 PM IST
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Geologists found a meteorite in South Australia, which is believed to date back to the very beginning of the solar system. The 1.7 kilogram meteorite was spotted falling into mud in a remote part of Lake Eyre in South Australia. Aboriginal guides helped the two researchers navigate around the lake mud during the three day recovery operation which involved a light plane a drone and a quad bike. Thirty two cameras across Western and South Australia formed an observation network which helped narrow down the search for the meteorite.

 
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