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Video: Extraterrestrial glass found in Africa questions theories of solar system’s creation

By Faye Oney / January 31, 2018

Scientists have discovered that glass stones found in Africa in 1996 consist of a mineral matrix and chemical element properties unlike anything in our solar system—leading them to question how our solar system originally formed.

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How did it all begin? Glass mimicking space stuff could provide answers

By April Gocha / January 18, 2016

Scientists at Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research, collaborating with scientists at Westphalian Wilhelms University of Münster and the Technical University of Braunschweig in Germany, are experimenting with glass to help answer the very question of how it all began.

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Hanging tough: Rare ceramic goes amorphous for strength

By April Gocha / November 5, 2014

New research into a rare form of silica, stishovite, shows that the metastable material gets tough by a unique mechanism—transitioning from a crystalline to amorphous structure.

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Impact glass may offer glimpse into ancient life on Mars

By April Gocha / May 6, 2014

Scientists studying ancient meteorite impacts have now found that impact glass can preserve bits of organic matter, acting like a tiny time capsule that provides a snapshot of the environment at the time the meteorite struck and may be able to decipher if life ever existed on Mars.

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