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Científicos descubren nuevo mineral en un meteorito

Científicos de la Nasa, de Sur Corea y Japón descubrieron un nuevo mineral, denominado “Wassonita”, en un meteorito recuperado en la Antártica en diciembre de 1969.

El mineral fue oficialmente denominado “Yamato 691 enstatita condrita”. Wassonita es uno de los más pequeños, y aún más importante, los minerales identificados en la muestra de 4,5 millones de años que analizaron los científicos.

La Wassonite es un mineral formado por sólo dos elementos, el azufre y el titanio, sin embargo, posee una estructura cristalina única que no ha sido previamente observadas en la naturaleza, aseguraron los científicos en comunicado emitido por la Nasa.

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