In fragments of meteorite found traces of the old fluid in the Solar system

Tagish Lake is a meteorite that fell to Earth in 2000 and broke into pieces, which were then collected. A new study has detected traces of the old fluid in the Solar system. As scientists say, at one time the water was very common. Meteorite 4.5 billion years, so it’s really old, because age has the same Land.

The study of the remains of this meteorite spent mineralogist Lee white, who used with colleagues, a technique called atomic probe tomography (APT). Thus you can see structures in three dimensions with a resolution below the nanometer. This allows you to explore the materials a thousand times thinner than a human hair.

Studies have shown the fine structure, the creation of which required a sodium rich alkaline environment of the liquid. Given that the age of the meteorite is estimated to be about 4.5 billion years, here we are dealing with traces of the liquid from the origins of the Solar system. Acidity also indicates that the conditions were conducive to the formation of amino acids.

Some scientists suggests that the beginning of life on Earth could give such meteorites that fell on our planet several billion years ago. Of course, the direct proof of this. Within the curiosity it is necessary to add that the mass of the meteorite before its collapse was estimated to be as much as 200 tons.