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A close-up photo of a meteorite sample, 0.59 inches (1.5 centimeters) across showing a ceramic-like refractory inclusion (in pink) embedded in the meteorite. Refractory inclusions are the oldest-known rocks in the solar system (4.5 billion years old). The analysis of the uranium isotope ratios of such inclusions showed that a long-lived curium isotope was present early in the solar system when this inclusion was formed. Image credit: Origins Lab, University of Chicago.

A close-up photo of a meteorite sample, 0.59 inches (1.5 centimeters) across showing a ceramic-like refractory inclusion (in pink) embedded in the meteorite. Refractory inclusions are the oldest-known rocks in the solar system (4.5 billion years old). The analysis of the uranium isotope ratios of such inclusions showed that a long-lived curium isotope was present early in the solar system when this inclusion was formed. Image credit: Origins Lab, University of Chicago.

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March 7, 2016
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