7-Billion Year Old Space Dust Discovered

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Tuesday, January 14th
Ancient grains of space dust have been found inside a rocky meteorite that struck our planet half a century ago. 

Researchers at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago say the dust is 7-BILLION-Years old, making it the oldest material on Earth. 

For more on the discovery KCBS Radio news anchor Melissa Culross spoke with Phillip Heck, the lead author of the study and Associate Curator of Meteoritics and Polar Studies at the Museum.