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Meteor in the Netherlands, was the same age as the Solar system

Метеорит, упавший в Нидерландах, оказался ровесником Солнечной системы The Museum hopes to buy the meteorite from the owners.

Polukilogrammovy fragment struck the roof of the shed in the village of Brooke (province of North Holland) on January 11. The owners of buildings found it the next morning and gave the specialists from the natural history Museum in Leiden.

After study, the experts announced that crashed in the village of chondrite meteorite is the same age as the Solar system occurred about 4.5 billion years ago.

“He came from the area between Mars and Jupiter, this space is full of space debris and microplanet”, — said the geologist Leo Kriegsman.

The Museum hopes to buy the meteorite from the owners. Its market value is estimated at one thousand euros.

This is the sixth meteorite, was as fallen in the Netherlands. While scientists believe that the objects of cosmic origin falling on the territory of the country on average every two to three years, but often are not detected.

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