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'Phenomenal': Massive Meteorite Hid Two Minerals Never Before Seen on Earth

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A team of researchers in Canada say they have discovered two new minerals – and potentially a third – after analysing a slice of a 15-tonne meteorite that landed in east Africa. The meteorite, the ninth largest recorded at over 2 metres wide, was unearthed in Somalia in 2020, although local camel herders say it was well known to them for generations and named Nightfall in their songs and poems.
Published 2 months ago · Mogadisho, Somalia

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Joy as scientists find new minerals in meteorite

Elaliite and elkinstantonite are the new names but the Saar people in Somalia call it Nightfall.

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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Researchers discover two new minerals on meteorite grounded in Somalia

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Two minerals, never-before-seen on Earth, found in one of planet's largest known meteorites

The two new minerals were found in a slice of a meteorite recently discovered in Somalia, possibly offering clues on how the rocks are formed.

2 months ago·United States
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Two new minerals never before seen on Earth discovered in massive 33,500-pound meteorite

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2 months ago·New York, United States
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'Phenomenal': Massive Meteorite Hid Two Minerals Never Before Seen on Earth

Please give an official science welcome to elaliite and elkinstantonite.

2 months ago·New York, United States
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Analysis of meteorite reveals two alien 'never before seen on Earth' minerals

A team of Canadian researchers claim to have discovered two new minerals from their analysis of the world's ninth-largest meteorite discovered in Somalia. What's more is that they indicate that a potential third new mineral might also be present in the 15-tonne meteorite that landed in east Africa, near the town of El Ali, in the Hiiraan region. As per Guardian the meteorite dubbed "nightfall" by locals, and El Ali by western scientists was une

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