Rare Meteorites That Could Be Long Lost Chunks of Mercury Just Fell To Earth
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A handful of rare meteorites, called aubrites, were found outside Berlin in January.
Last month, a three-foot-wide asteroid plummeted to its fiery doom in Earth's atmosphere.
Aubrites make up only about 1 in 10,000 recovered meteorites and are highly unusual in their composition.
Aubrites look like gray granite with a thin crust of translucent glass, and they're made of magnesium silicate minerals with almost no iron mixed in, which is highly unusual for a meteorite.
Read at Inverse
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