The ‘Hypatia’ stone, named after Hypatia of Alexandria, one of the first prominent Western female astronomers and mathematicians, was initially discovered in the year 1996. By 2013, scientists verified that this stone, which had been broken into pebble fragments, wasn’t from the Earth. Two years after, it was established that Hypatia had’nt arrived on Earth from any recognized meteorite or comet.
Now, in a recently published study, a study group from the University of Johannesburg reveals that even significantly less is recognized about this mysterious stone than was previously believed.
“When Hypatia was initial located to be extraterrestrial, it was a sensation, but these most recent outcomes are opening up even larger inquiries about its origins,” Dr. Marco Andreoli said, a researcher at the School of Geosciences at the University of the Witwatersrand who is a member of the study group.
The group’s leader is geochemistry professor Jan Kramers, who describes the internal structure of the Hypatia rock as something like a fruitcake that has fallen off of a shelf and then landed into a pile of flour. This cake dough is representing a majority of the stone’s makeup, the nuts and fruits are the mineral grains, and the flour is the material picked up by the rock when it made impact with Earth.
In order to uncover how Hypatia was formed, the team analyzed mineral compounds contained inside the rock’s fragments. What was located is that the combos of minerals have been in contrast to something different than what is recognized to exist in our solar system.
For example, Hypatia contains the opposite ratio of silicons to carbon located in recognized types of meteorites. What’s even more, is this distinct mixture that tends to make up the rock seems to have been formed in pre-solar times — which means before the sun and planets in our solar system.
The discoveries recommend the Hypatia stone formed outside our solar system and extended ahead of when it was designed. This is forcing scientists to re-examine their prevailing theory that the solar system came about when a nebula collapsed into our star and the remaining material formed the planetary bodies.
Future evaluations will no doubt deliver even far more startling facts about Earth’s most mysterious stone, but as professor Kramers says, revelations about Hypatia’s origins have already been “tugging at the usually accepted view of the formation of our solar system.”
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