Nobel prizewinning quasicrystal fell from space

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It came from outer space (Image: Luca Bindi and Paul Steinhardt)

A Nobel prizewinning crystal has just got alien status. It now seems that the only known sample of a naturally occurring quasicrystal fell from space, changing our understanding of the conditions needed for these curious structures to form….
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Written by physicsgg

January 3, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Posted in Chemistry, SPACE

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