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    Ancient meteorite 'older than Earth' from beyond orbit of Mars found at Lake Eyre

    By Laura Gartry
    Updated January 07, 2016 16:05:40

    A meteorite estimated to be 4.5 billion years old has been recovered by Perth researchers from a remote part of Lake Eyre in outback South Australia.

    In a race against time, the geologists dug the 1.7-kilogram meteorite out just hours before heavy rains would have wiped away any trace of it.

    The team from Curtin University had been trying to track the fall site since the meteorite was spotted by locals and five remote cameras in late November in the William Creek and Marree areas.

    [...]

    "It is older than the Earth itself. It's the oldest rock you'll ever hold in your hand.

    "It came to us from beyond the orbit of Mars, so in between Mars and Jupiter."

    [...]

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-0...y-team/7071952

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    In essence isn't the "age" of a rock the time since it first solidified from a melt?
    Any metaphor will tear if stretched over too much reality.

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      Originally posted by GCoyote View Post
      In essence isn't the "age" of a rock the time since it first solidified from a melt?
      If it's an igneous rock.
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