A Rare Meteorite That Landed In Tanzania In 1938 Now At London Museum!


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"Kakakuona" ya Vimondo hiyooooooo.... wanasema kinaweza kuwa kimenunuliwa kwa £250,000 kutoka kwa huyo private collector New York!! Please read on....
Rare meteorite lands at London museum


Friday, 20 Jun 2008 00:01


Researchers at London's Natural History Museum have been given a rare piece of a meteorite to study that could reveal secrets of the birth of the solar system.

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The Ivuna meteorite could reveal secrets about the solar system

The meteorite, named Ivuna, landed in Tanzania in 1938.

It has not been available for research until now as most samples of the rock are held in private collections or by the Tanzanian government.

Ivuna is an extremely rare kind of meteorite whose chemical make-up matches the Sun.

It is thought to represent the raw materials from which the solar system formed; only nine out of the 35,000 meteorites (0.03 per cent) known to science have this solar composition.

"Ivuna is a real-life time capsule that means we can look at the very first steps of how our solar system formed," said Dr Caroline Smith, meteorite curator at the Natural History Museum.

"We hold one of the most comprehensive meteorite collections in the world, yet Ivuna has been a missing piece in the jigsaw.

"If we can better understand the complex processes that occurred in our solar system over 4.5 billion years ago, we can apply this to other stellar systems where planets are forming today."

One question that Ivuna could be used to help answer is whether the chemical building blocks for life came from the stars.

The meteorite will also be a specimen in a new meteorites gallery, which the museum is planning for the near future.
Source link: http://www.inthenews.co.uk/news/aut...meteorite-lands-at-london-museum-$1228109.htm
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After all they are planning to do research and all that ... they should return it to us .. we also have museums and art gallaries here ... we and our grandchildren will need to have a view as we cant affort to travel to the foreign lands
 
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Huyu private collector wa New York ni nani?kwa nini serikali iliacha mpaka kinachukuliwa na mtu ina maana hawa kuona umuhimu wake?
Wakimaliza na hiyo research yao warudishe mara moja maana hii nayo ni aina ya ufisadi tu.Maana sijui hata wale chura waliochukuliwa kama walirudishwa na our rhinos.
 
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Huyu private collector wa New York ni nani?kwa nini serikali iliacha mpaka kinachukuliwa na mtu ina maana hawa kuona umuhimu wake?
Shouldn't we be complaining about private collectors of our gold, diamond, EPA, Richmond, Kiwira, TICS etc. etc? At least we know their value!
 
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Shouldn't we be complaining about private collectors of our gold, diamond, EPA, Richmond, Kiwira, TICS etc. etc? At least we know their value!
You real make me happy my friend.Sometimes it is so important to value even the little you have rather than losing it all.
 
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Shouldn't we be complaining about private collectors of our gold, diamond, EPA, Richmond, Kiwira, TICS etc. etc? At least we know their value!
hata hiyo ina value!wataandika vitabu na papers watu and they will get money!hivyo hata hiyo
IVUNA meteorite ina value.You think wameichukua hivi hivi?
 

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