The oldest meteorite that fell on earth is 700 million years old. On September 28, 1969 at 10:58 a.m., a fireball hit Australia
It broke into three pieces over the town of Murchison and crashed into the ground over a 13 square meter area.
Being able to see the meteorite directly, it was possible to collect about 100 kg of pieces of various sizes for study. 7 kg for the largest piece
There is weight.
The age of the earth is 454 crore years. So this is a meteorite rock that was formed 250 million years before the earth was formed. It started out as a natural, unmelted planet of dust and debris from before the formation of the solar system. A piece of it fell on the ground.
This is one of the most studied rocks. About fifteen amino acids (basic components of life) have been found from the study of this meteorite.
Analysis of these rocks yielded evidence of carbonaceous compounds.
The findings fueled research into whether its organic compounds formed from inorganic processes or were evidence of extraterrestrial life during Earth’s creation. There is a conclusion that life on earth originated from such meteorites