Meteorite found in Australia

Meteorite Found in Australia
Meteorite Found in Australia

A meteorite estimated to be more than 4 billion years old was found by Perth researchers from a remote part of Lake Eyre in Australia.

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The meteorite is the first result of a new observation network of 32 remote cameras across WA and South Australia.

See more of their discovery in the gallery below:

The meteorite is one of only 20 worldwide with an identified orbit, allowing the team to track it back to its original asteroid.

The team from Curtin University has already identified another 10 crash sites to investigate.

See more pictures from space:

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