Oldest material on Earth discovered

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  1. CL1

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    Scientists analysing a meteorite have discovered the oldest material known to exist on Earth.

    They found dust grains within the space rock - which fell to Earth in the 1960s - that are as much as 7.5 billion years old.

    The oldest of the dust grains were formed in stars that roared to life long before our Solar System was born.

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  2. canuck

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    It sounds like you've reached that magical age where anything older than you are is cause for celebration.
     
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  3. tmac

    tmac Senior Member Patron

    Some comedians have got material older than that.
     
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  4. Owen

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    Did you open your wallet Clive ?
     
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  5. CL1

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  7. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    A former RCMP officer who has done royal protection duty was on the Beeb this morning. He pointed out that the Canadian Federal government has always paid for royal protection and has a constitutional obligation to do so (so nowt to do with Trudeau's decisions). He did say in this case there might be some under the counter reimbursement of some of the costs though.
     
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  10. canuck

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    The Canadian Federal government has always paid for protection, but only for occasional royal visits of limited duration. The scenario for permanent residence is unprecedented and the annual security costs for that are obviously an entirely different order of magnitude.
    Their security detail is an estimated $1 million per year in the U.K. and would likely cost more in North America.
     
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  11. Dave55

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    Permanent? Ha. :)
     
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  12. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    The Canadian Federal Government paid for Royal Protection for Prince Andrew when he spent 9 months at a school in Canada - no sweat!
     
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  13. canuck

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    Good point. Thankfully we didn't have to cover the cost of hookers, I hope!
     
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