Allende meteorite

The Allende meteorite, which landed in Mexico in 1969, is the largest carbonaceous chondrite meteorite (meteorite rich with water and amino acid) found on Earth. It contains minerals that are believed to be the first solids formed in the solar system. Recently, researchers studied the magnetic data collected from this meteorite and found that the magnetism is property of Allendeís unusual magnetic minerals. This revelation led to the finding that the parent asteroids from which carbonaceous chondrite meteorites broke off arrived in the Asteroid Belt from the outer solar system more than 4,000 million years ago.

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