An object older than Earth has been found in the Sahara Desert. The meteorite discovered last year in the Sahara Desert is estimated to be about 4.56 billion years old. The age of the Earth is 4.54 billion years. The meteorite 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.
A team led by French archaeologist Sean Alex Barrette has identified an asteroid older than Earth. This rare meteorite was discovered in a collision close to the Sun. It is thought to have been part of magma that melted at high temperatures. The meteorite was found to be a mixture of green, yellow and green, and a mixture of yellow and brown.