How old is the Solar System?
According to LiveScience, the solar nebula, a vast cloud of dust and gas that collapsed in on itself around 4.6billion years ago, began to build what would eventually become the solar system’s sun and planets.
Meteorites have aided scientists in determining the solar system’s age.
Some of these minuscule fragments have broken off of moons or planets, revealing fascinating scientific details about the chemistry and history of their homebodies.
Others have been traveling about the solar system since before the planets were ever thought of.
At 4.55billion years old, the Allende meteorite, which fell to Earth in 1969 and was strewn throughout Mexico, is the oldest known meteorite.
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