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The Earth's oldest rock has been found on the Moon

Jan 29, 2019 16:26 IST

Scientists have revealed that a lunar sample carried back from the moon may be the Earth's oldest rock. It was brought by astronauts of the Apollo 14 in 1971. According to a paper published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters, the rock is believed to be terrestrial in origin and revealed an age of 4.1 billion years. Experts suggest that the rock was once a part of the Earth but ended on the moon after a collision with the planet.

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