Scientists have identified carbon mineral, formed in the depths of the dead "the" embryo "of the planet.
Back in 1951, in the province of Victoria, in the Far Southeast of Australia, a meteorite was discovered, which is located in the local museum today. So far, scientists carefully examine the 220-gram sample, from which only 71 grams remained today. The Victoria Museum carefully monitors the "consumption" of a rare meteorite substance and only in 2018 approved the transfer of a small amount for studying Californian mineralogs Chi Ma Ma (Chi Ma) and Alan Rubin (Alan Rubin). Results of this work Scientists submitted in the article published in the American Mineralogist magazine.
According to them, in the depths of the sample, it was possible to discover and describe the unknown mineral, which was named Edscottite – in honor of the famous researcher of meteorites and the "cosmic" chemistry of Edward Scott, working in Hawaii University. Scientists believe that mineral was formed in the interaction of iron and carbon atoms during the slow cooling of the meteorite. Such structures are formed for a short time and with steel smelting, but they could only be called a full mineral now when such a sample was found in vivo.
The authors suggest that a unique meteorite is a fragment of the planezimal, which appeared in the era of the youth of the solar system, but never managed to become a full-fledged planet. Edchottith could form in it under the action of high temperatures caused by the radioactivity of heavy elements. The same was once our land, but this planet was not destined to grow. Random space catastrophe is likely to collide with another massive body – destroyed the embryo of the future world, and the fragments from it dissipated along the solar system. Most of them, apparently, were absorbed by the planets and satellites, burned down in the sun, but there are a lot of them in the belt of asteroids. And at least one reached us, being in the Australian Museum.