Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Slashdot Deals: Prep for the CompTIA A+ certification exam. Save 95% on the CompTIA IT Certification Bundle ×
Australia Earth Science

Confirmed: Earth's Oldest Rock In Australia 74

SpamSlapper writes "Australia's ABC Science reports that ancient zircon crystals discovered in Western Australia have been positively dated to 4.374 billion years, confirming their place as the oldest rock ever found on Earth, according to a new study. The research reported in the journal Nature Geoscience, means Earth began forming a crust far sooner than previously thought, following the giant impact event which created the Earth-Moon system 4.5 billion years ago."
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Confirmed: Earth's Oldest Rock In Australia

Comments Filter:

Related Links Top of the: day, week, month.

Live within your income, even if you have to borrow to do so. -- Josh Billings

Working...