Jump to content

  •  

CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.

Photo

Erg Chech 002 - my favorite meteorite

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 oblako

oblako

    Explorer 1

  • -----
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 74
  • Joined: 30 Jun 2012

Posted 18 September 2023 - 03:35 PM

This meteorite is older than the Earth. It might be the oldest magmatic rock  in  the our solar system.

It has some interesting crystals.

I tried to experiment with different lighting. 

IMG_4646.jpeg IMG_4662.jpeg

Here is the YouTube video with the images of more specimens:
 

 

 

https://youtu.be/3Kj...4mVxbLXEN_12LSS


Edited by oblako, 18 September 2023 - 08:19 PM.

  • Paul Hyndman, EricTheCat and j.gardavsky like this

#2 leonardovaller

leonardovaller

    Vostok 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 147
  • Joined: 02 Jun 2022
  • Loc: Mexico

Posted 18 September 2023 - 07:19 PM

This meteorite is older than the Earth. It might be the oldest magmatic rock  in  the Universe.

 

All chondrites are older than the Earth.

It may be the oldest magmatic rock found on the Earth and maybe, just maybe, the oldest magmatic rock in our Solar System. But it is very hasty to think that it could be the oldest volcanic rock in the universe. The universe is very large and we only know of planets in 4000 systems, which represents an irrelevant part of the 100 000 000 000 solar systems that exist in our galaxy alone. Galaxy that is of course just one of the 1,000,000,000,000 galaxies in the observable universe.

 

100 000 000 000 solar systems in 1000 000 000 000 galaxies. That's a lot.



#3 oblako

oblako

    Explorer 1

  • -----
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 74
  • Joined: 30 Jun 2012

Posted 18 September 2023 - 08:20 PM

Of course, I meant the solar system. Thanks!



#4 oblako

oblako

    Explorer 1

  • -----
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 74
  • Joined: 30 Jun 2012

Posted 28 September 2023 - 08:14 PM

thin7.jpeg

 

thin14.jpeg

 

Made a thin section out of this slice. More images in the video

https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be


  • EricTheCat and j.gardavsky like this


CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.


Recent Topics






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics