Mineral formation

How rare minerals form when meteorites slam into Earth

When meteorites slam into the Earth a lot of rare minerals are formed with distributions around the globe.

Key Takeaways:

  • There are so many different theories over what meteorites bring to Earth when they hit.
  • Some people make it their life’s work to know to understand this process.
  • Our understanding of space, while vastly improved over the years, still has many unanswered questions.

“Only six prior discoveries of reidite had ever been reported.”

Read more: http://theconversation.com/how-rare-minerals-form-when-meteorites-slam-into-earth-105129

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