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New Mineral Found In Meteorite 85

Posted by Soulskill
from the please-don't-call-it-unobtianium dept.
Virtucon writes "The new mineral was found embedded in the Allende meteorite, which fell to Earth in 1969. Since 2007, geologist Chi Ma of Caltech has been probing the meteorite with a scanning electron microscope, discovering nine new materials including panguite. 'Panguite’s primordial nature means that it was actually around before the Earth and other planets formed, meaning it can help scientists learn more about the conditions in the cloud of gas and dust that gave rise to our solar system.'"
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New Mineral Found In Meteorite

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  • Re:Bot! (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Ruie (30480) on Tuesday June 26, 2012 @11:41PM (#40463387) Homepage

    Pretty sure the article was auto-generated by a buzzwordifier:

    Panguite (IMA 2010-057), (Ti4+,Sc,Al,Mg,Zr,Ca)1.8O3, is a new titania, occurring as fine-grained crystals with Ti-rich davisite in an ultra-refractory inclusion within an amoeboid olivine inclusion from the Allende CV3 carbonaceous chondrite.

    Doesn't mainstream PC tech use the least abusive field-related babble when compared to medicine and legalese?

    For once we have a line of scientific discussion and you are complaining ?

  • by aiht (1017790) on Tuesday June 26, 2012 @11:59PM (#40463511)

    Yes, they _blatantly_ named it Panguite in honor of the Linux operating system... Are you retarded?

    On a side note, can anybody clean up this gibberish?

    Panguite (IMA 2010-057), (Ti4+,Sc,Al,Mg,Zr,Ca)1.8O3, is a new titania, occurring as fine-grained crystals with Ti-rich davisite in an ultra-refractory inclusion within an amoeboid olivine inclusion from the Allende CV3 carbonaceous chondrite.

    I feel like I suddenly don't understand english?

    I am not a geologist, but...
    Panguite [discovery ID?], [chemical composition etc.], is a new [titanium mineral] occurring as fine-grained crystals with [titanium]-rich [other mineral also discovered in the same meteorite] in a [high melting-point] [section] within an [irregularly shaped] [other mineral] [section] from the [meteorite].

    Does anybody who actually knows what they're talking about want to chime in?

    And, for people who still had trouble with the above:
    Panguite is a new [mineral], occurring [with other minerals] [in a meteorite]. :P

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