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Quasicrystals On Earth Came From Outer Space

  Results from an expedition to far eastern Russia that set out to find the origin of naturally occurring quasicrystals have provided convincing evidence that they arrived on Earth from outer space. A rock sample containing quasicrystals unearthed in the Koryak Mountains in Russia. Image Credit: Paul Steinhardt, Princeton University Writing in IOP Publishing’s journal Reports [continue reading]