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Published: July 7, 2011

Science at FMNH : Ep. 14 - Presolar Grains & Solar System Formation

Presolar grains are the oldest material in the solar system. These microscopic mineral grains formed before the birth of our Solar System and a small fraction survived in primitive asteroids and comets. Studying them can help us understand the formation of the Solar System and planet Earth.

Presolar grains are the oldest material in the solar system. These microscopic mineral grains formed before the birth of our Solar System and a small fraction survived in primitive asteroids and comets. Studying them can help us understand the formation of the Solar System and planet Earth.

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