Meteorite Yamato 691 and New Mineral.

Meteorite found in Antarctica in 1969

A group of NASA scientists have discovered a new mineral of space origin in one of the most historically significant celestial objects.

­The new mineral was discovered by NASA scientists inside the meteorite known as Yamato 691, according to NASA’s official report.

The meteorite was among the first nine meteorites discovered by the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition in the ice-fields of Antarctica in 1969.

The analysis has shown that it is over 4.5 billion years old and originated from an asteroid orbiting between Mars and Jupiter.

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