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Discovered New Type Of Meteorite May Be Remnant Of Colliding Asteroid 470 Million Years Ago

Astronomers have found evidence for a new type of meteorite on Earth, one which may explain how many other meteorites made their way to the surface.

While searching through a Swedish quarry, researchers discovered a new type of meteorite that may have originated from the same cosmic collision that formed L chondrites.

Scientists believe that L chondrites, which make up around 40 percent of all meteorites, are the shards of a giant space rock that collided with an asteroid around 470 million years ago. Researchers propose that the discovered meteorite may be the first documented example of an “extinct” meteorite.

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