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The rock from the birth of the Solar System

Visitante ruidoso: el meteorito produjo un estampido sónico en el sur de Inglaterra. ©Darryl Pitt

Can we learn all about the universe without leaving Earth? A meteorite that landed on Earth last year has sold in an auction. It is now worth more than gold.  What's happening? Last year, a small English town became famous. This is because a meteorite landed in somebody's front garden.  Find out more Now, someone has bought the space rock. A small piece weighing 15g sold for £22,304. So, why did it cost so much? First, it is very rare. This was the first space rock to be found in the UK in 30 yearsMost of the tighter US abortion laws introduced in the US this year have not come into effect as they are awaiting legal challenges.. And experts say it is special. It has dust on it that dates from the start of the Solar SystemThe Sun and the objects whose movement it controls.. It is about 4.6 billion years old.  Scientists could use it to find out about how Earth was created. It could even show us how likely it is that similar planets exist somewhere else in space.

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