The meteorite found in the Sahara last year was estimated to be about 4.56 billion years old. The age of the Earth is 4.54 billion years. The asteroid named EC002 or Erg Chech 002 is amazing. The study of the rare meteorite was published in the journal PNAS.
It is thought to be part of a protoplanet rock that is thought to be a future planet. They were born about 20 million years old in our solar system. All the planets now in the Solar System are thought to have formed about 4.57 billion years ago. The Sun formed 4.6 billion years ago.
The team, led by archaeologist Sean Alex Barrette of France, identified the meteorite as older than Earth. This rare meteorite was discovered in a collision close to the Sun. It is believed to be a rock that was part of magma when it melted at high temperatures. The meteorite was found in a mixture of green, yellow and green, and yellow and brown.