A New Mineral Discovered!

A new mineral has been discovered, and to make it all the more exciting, it comes from space!! The new mineral is called panguite and was discovered on a meteorite that was formed approximately 4.567 billion years ago. The chemical composition is (Ti4+,Sc,Al,Mg,Zr,Ca)1.8O3, which includes common elements like oxygen and aluminum, but also contains unusual ones such as zirconium and scandium, which might help scientists understand the nature of the environment before and after the solar system was formed.

Along with panguite, eight other new materials were discovered and are still being studied.


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